New eBay phishing scam promotes login problems

By Peter Chubb - Sep 20, 2014

eBay users could soon face some login problems if they were to fall foul of a new phishing scam that sees some unscrupulous people targeting people who have not wised up to such a scam. It is not certain what has sparked this latest scam off, but there is a good possibility that it could be due to the increase in people looking to purchase a new iPhone 6 handset, as we know this has increased the popularity of the online auction website.

We have recently learned that some users have found certain auction listings have redirected them to counterfeit eBay login pages, which most of us know to be just one of many phishing scams that has hit the site. You really need to be aware of this because they are designed to steal your personal information, such as credit card details.

New eBay phishing scam promotes login problems

For those of you who have yet to come across such an issue, or who have never heard of it (lucky you), your information is stolen because you believe you are still on the genuine eBay website and so continue to sign in with your username and password. Once you have done this, you have effetely handed over all of your information to these scammers.

The good news is – eBay has been able to identify 64 malicious listings that tried to redirect people over the past two weeks, and is on a mission to seek out all of these listings. Like we said above though, these are probably popping up at a higher rate of late because the increased interest in items such as Apple latest smartphone.

BBC News advises you stay extra vigilant and check the address bar, as you should be able to tell if you have been redirected.

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New eBay phasing scam promotes login problems