Better Business Bureau issues eBay scam warning

You might not be the winner; don't provide confidential information by email.
TNS Regional News
Sep 4, 2014


The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning advising businesses and consumers to be wary of phony eBay notices.

Officials said people are receiving bogus email notices allegedly from eBay claiming they were the winning buyers of eBay items, but the seller has informed eBay that payment for the item hasn’t been received, or the recipient couldn’t come to an agreement with the seller. As a result, the recipient could be suspended from eBay.

The message says the recipient can appeal, but when the recipient clicks on the item number on the notice and logs in, the scam artist captures their eBay account information, officials said.

Better Business Bureau officials said eBay won’t ask users to provide confidential information by email.

To report a “phishing” email to eBay, forward the fake notice to If a link in the email takes you to a fake website, report the email and URL to


By Dave Larsen - Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)

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