Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A new scam on ebay.

I have recently been working with a face book group who publicise and act on ebay scams.Most involve cars or motorhomes but many others involve classic cars and machinery,I have seen two recently that involved modern transits.Basically the scammers use false or hijacked accounts to list stuff at what would be bargain prices.They invite people to contact the seller often at a Gmail address.What happens is a reply is sent inviting the recipient to open a link to arrangement payment,discuss reserve or a discount etc which contains a trojan that then takes over their computer. Ebay seem powerless to do anything about these scams and the scammers responsible are listing hundreds at a time spread throughout ebay. The bottom line is,dont reply to any,if it seems to be good to be true you now know why.
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