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New Ebay Scam....Canada Shipping questions!!!

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I just want to warn all of you about a new scam I just ran across. I sell on Ebay quite often and I get asked a lot of questions about item and or shipping quotes. A person e-mailed me today and told me that a friend had given him my name and that he was told I was an honest seller. He asked me if I ship to Canada and how much my rates were.


When I clicked on respond I had to log onto my Ebay account to respond, but I got an invalid password error. I assumed it was probably something shady going on so I went in an immediately changed my password on Ebay.


Several hours later I got an e-mail from a person in Germany stating that they had recieved 600 responses to a question they had not asked and that someone was inpersonating them. Below are the e-mails.....please be careful as the criminals are getting sneakier and sneakier.


Dear kryptonitecomics,


Hello, HI.My friend purchased one item from you and recommended you as a seller I can really trust. I'm interested in buying some items. Will you able ship my purchase to Canada? What are the terms of shipping? I also would like item to be shipped via USPS. Thank you for your answer!


Please respond to the question on eBay by clicking the button below.


Thank you,




----- Original Message -----



Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 6:49 PM

Subject: Re: Question from eBay Member



> I am sorry for any confusuion, but I live in GERMANY

> and you are one of about 600 emails I have received

> requesting shipment to Canada all from ebay sellers.


> I have changed my password and my email addy on Ebay

> and still recieve thses emails.


> I understand it is not your fault, but a problem

> with someone else who says they are me. If you could

> help me and tell me who this little guy is would like

> to confront him/her.


> Thank you

> Dan

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