WEIRD eBay text messages

LoveMyMarc

♥'s MJ, RM, & LV
Jul 6, 2008
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For the past few days, I have received text messages from eBay giving me a PIN. Well, I just got another message, then shortly after, a phone number texting me (from the same area code as my number) was saying that the PIN number was being sent to my phone number and they need it because they need to update their phone number. This is so odd...I'm not giving them the PIN incase someone is trying to hack my account.

Has anyone experienced this??
 

CornishMon

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Apr 30, 2014
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I get a text pin when I forget my password? Maybe someone is using the wrong user name and trying to log in?


Be Blessed MoNikki
 

CornishMon

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Apr 30, 2014
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Or maybe MY phone number is linked to their account?



I am wondering how they got my phone number and were able to send ME a text.

Stranger things have happen but just one digit off and it could be your number. I would call eBay just to be sure.


Be Blessed MoNikki
 

kiki75

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Jul 8, 2012
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Definetly call ebay!
OP, the above mentioned is the best solution. Contact *bay first ~at their official/main email contact info.~before you speak to anyone else.
*bay recently asked everyone to update/change their passwords. What you received could possibly be someone/some entity that is trying to 'phish' you/your info. I, [personally], would not reply text or call that number from my own phone. There are sites (www) you can reverse look-up that number that called/texted you. And if its not an 'official' *bay number, I'd report it to the appropriate authorities asap.
 

LoveMyMarc

♥'s MJ, RM, & LV
Jul 6, 2008
3,130
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Sunshine State
I called eBay. Luckily, no one was trying to get into my account. I guess my number could have been someone else's at some point and my number was linked to their account. They did tell me to just ignore the text messages.

Thanks for all of the input, everyone! :smile:
 
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