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"eBay International AG"
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:10:19 pm »
I got an email in my spam box with a sender address of eBay and a title of “Your invoice for eBay purchases.” Since I don’t even have an eBay account and have never ordered from them, I didn’t open the e-mail, but right-clicked on it for “View Message Source.” It opened a long page of gobbledygook, which I perused to see what I was supposed to have done. I found this link, with an invoice number that I am supposed to pay for a set of luggage that I ordered, which I did not:

http:[double slash]alu-bel.com/invoive[dot]html

I doctored the address here, replacing the symbols with text, so no one will accidentally open it. “Invoice” was misspelled.

Reading further, I found the company name of eBay International AG, with an address in Bern, Switzerland. AFAIK, the real eBay is still in San Jose. The eBay Community, a forum that seems to be sponsored by the San Jose eBay company, has had several discussions about eBay International AG being shady & even a scam.

Has anyone else had experience with this supposed company? Can I just delete the spam e-mail & not worry about paying them & not respond?
 

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Re: "eBay International AG"
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 12:20:18 am »
Delete it. You don't owe them a thing.

Sending out fake invoices has been a thing for forever. I used to get them by mail starting in the early 1990s. Fax as well. Some people pay them, which is why they still do it.
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Re: "eBay International AG"
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 02:29:54 am »
Definitely spam.
 
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Re: "eBay International AG"
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 10:29:51 am »
I got the same email yesterday.  I blocked the sender on my PC. 
 
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Re: "eBay International AG"
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 11:08:48 pm »
OK, it sounds like a consensus. Now gone from my mailbox.

palmetto_gal, I guess they reached into the hat & picked their sucker prospects of the day, & we happened to be among them. I hope their other targets are suspicious too, & don't just send back their bank info or whatever it is these scammers want. :(
 

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Re: "eBay International AG"
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 04:18:00 pm »
Speaking of spam email, I get a lot of it.  When I use Outlook to move these questionable emails into my junk folder, I am prompted to block the sender.  Many of these come from an address that includes webmd.com in the properties. 
 

 

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