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  1. #1
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    Default Ebay warning

    Got an account you haven’t used in a while? Better check it out. Somebody hacked an unused account and used it to bid on my boat. I called the “buyer” and he had no idea.
    Ebay is refunding the selling fees to me and I relisted.

    Ebay ain’t what it used to be.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Default Re: Ebay warning

    why would somebody do this? what’s in it for the hacker?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Ebay warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    why would somebody do this? what’s in it for the hacker?
    Other than causing some aggravation I cant figure that out either. Usually following the $$ leads to the answer, but not this time.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Other than causing some aggravation I cant figure that out either. Usually following the $$ leads to the answer, but not this time.
    Wouldn't they potentially end up with a free boat? After all, they were able to make a payment so all that was left was to pick it up a drive away. It was only your contact with the eBay account owner that revealed the scam. If you hadn't done that it wouldn't have come to light until either a credit card or a bank statement had been reviewed.
    Nosce te ipsum

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    Default Re: Ebay warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Wouldn't they potentially end up with a free boat? After all, they were able to make a payment so all that was left was to pick it up a drive away. It was only your contact with the eBay account owner that revealed the scam. If you hadn't done that it wouldn't have come to light until either a credit card or a bank statement had been reviewed.
    They didn’t make any payment. The deposit was due by this morning at 6:10. Balance due within 14 days of auction close.
    No $$, no boat.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Default Re: Ebay warning

    Sorry, I didn't read your other thread and thought that the scammer had full access to a connected payment method.
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