my account has been compromised!

alindamay

Member
Oct 16, 2006
332
1
Help! There is someone using my account to sell stuff that I never put up there! What do I do? I changed all my passwords but I want to report the F**cker. Is there a number I can call? LIve chat isnt working for me...
Ugh!
 

queenmab

Reach for the sun
Sep 25, 2006
4,008
1
Pacific NW
*bay may be able to trace through the ip address (computer addy) who has done this. But you do need to contact them IMMEDIATELY!
 

starlux

Stars in her eyes...
O.G.
Aug 22, 2008
399
1
MA
You likely got Phished. Be VERY VERY careful of any e-mails from PayPal, eBay or your bank. DO NOT click on the links as likely they're phishing e-mails trying to steal your passwords and compromise your account. Call eBay immediately. If you get an e-mail from any of those sites, forward them to eBay/Paypal/Your Bank and they'll tell you if it's legit or not.
 

kannewguy

Member
Jun 1, 2008
264
0
San Diego, CA
It just happened to me today too. I've been a member since 2001 and this is the first time something like this has ever happened to me. I logged in today and received a message from another fellow Ebayer telling me my account is being abused. My account was selling a phantom bicycle that did not belong to me. I immediately contacted Ebay, had the listing removed and changed all my passwords on Ebay, my linked email account as well as my paypal account. It's so scary. And I think I know the reason how this happened too.
A few days ago I has listed a want it now ad and responded to a response from an anonymous ebayer. I should have known better. Needless to say, I also removed this want it now as well. Keeping my finger crossed that everything is in the clear now.
 

cheweyvy

O.G.
Sep 21, 2007
5,707
24
NYC
That happened to my sister's account once a while back. She received a phishing email from eBay (well, not eBay exactly) stated her account will be suspended if she did not log in to update her info, or something like that. Then she clicked on the "log in" button from the email and brought her to the sign in page.

Her password was given away to scammers just like that. She then found out there were many items in there that did not belong to her, and she certainly did not list them. She contacted eBay and removed them and reset her password and info.