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ontariopiper

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Age : 46
Location : Kitchener, Ontario CANADA
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PostSubject: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Found myself in an interesting position today. I picked up a mystery parcel at the post office. Turns out it contained a pipe from an eBay seller. Only problem was I hadn't bid, won or paid for this item! confused confused

The parcel and enclosed packing slip had my full name and address, which is disturbing, but the eBay user name was wrong. I checked my accounts immediately, of course, but neither eBay nor PayPal had any record of me bidding or paying for it.

Emailed the seller and called eBay; apparently someone has hacked one or more of the three accounts affected (the real buyer, the seller or me). I changed my eBay and PayPal passwords as a general precaution, but i'll be watching the accounts closely for the next little while to make sure there's no monkey business going on.

I've been buying and selling on eBay for years. This is the first time things have gone sideways like this. Thankfully, I'm in the least uncomfortable position of those involved, and I'm not out any cash. Will be interesting to see if eBay can get to the bottom of things; I'd like to know that my personal information is secure out there.....
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Sounds to me more like the seller screwed up. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:32 pm

There should be no way for a seller to get access to names & addresses of other ebayers in the absence of a sale.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:40 pm

Oh. I had assumed prior transactions with the seller, something in common. Yeah, that would rile me.
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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:42 pm

Yep. No priors with the seller. And an eBay packing slip with my name & address. Ebay needs to step up its security game.

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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Maybe one of the brothers bombed you with an anonymous purchase? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:43 pm

Sadly I doubt anyone wiuld take the time to make up a false ebay packing slip just for fun. 😕
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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 pm

ontariopiper wrote:
Sadly I doubt anyone wiuld take the time to make up a false ebay packing slip just for fun. 😕


Well are you going to tell us a little about the free pipe you got? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:28 pm

Ha! I doubt it will stay with me one way or the other! 😄 It's an old Bavarian style pipe with a painted ceramic bowl. Not in great shape and probably made for the tourist trade.
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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: eBay account hack   Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:24 pm

Could possibly be a computer glitch on eBay's part. Unfortunately in this day and age your information is always at risk. Good choice to change passwords. Those old Bavarian pipes are a very narrow market. Really odd you should get something like that.

Jim
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