There are yet more FAKE SCAM emails out there, that are being sent allegedly from eBay. I have personally received 2 emails over the last 4 weeks, sent to an email address that has no connections with eBay whatsoever. As a result I knew that I shouldn't click onto any of the links found within the email. (Also I knew that I hadn't bought an iPod Nano or a Gucci Handbag).
HOWEVER. And this is IMPORTANT.
I have today received a FAKE SCAM email sent to the email address that is SOLELY for eBay, and not given to anyone else. No-one would have this email address apart from eBay. This is worrying to say the least. What's more is that it really does look like its from eBay, the links on the page are authentic.
The substance of the email was as follows:
"Dear MY EMAIL ADDRESS,
We are writing to alert you that your eBay account has been suspended.
Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning,
temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership
and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions
may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.
To remove all limitations, you are required to confirm your eBay account registration.
Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using
eBay in any way until your registration confirmation. Please note that this will affect
the ability to sell or bid on items. This includes the registering of a new account.
eBay Safeharbor Department"
A quick check on Google will see that there are a few reports of SCAMS from eBay Safeharbor Department. So BEWARE. Don't click onto the links in the email.
What is more concerning is that there is no way that anyone could have found my email address that I use for eBay, so I do worry that someone from eBay is providing this information. Although these I think are professional scammers and probably could find ways if they wanted to.
If you are concerened about anything on your eBay account, always close down your email programme close down your Internet Explorer (or equivalent) viewer, delete all cookies, re-open the Internet Explorer (or equivalent) viewer and log into eBay direct via their own website. Any problems with your account should then appear when you log in or can be found in your messages page, under Alerts.
If there is anything else I can add to this guide I will, but its meant to be a quick awareness guide as I've had 2 emails from Safeharbor today.