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    evening folks i believe i have just had a fake email from ebay saying that my account has been suspened asking me to go to a link and login ididnt open the email i just deleated it . how i noticed its fake is it went to my other email address and not my email address that i use for my paypal and ebay stuff. so just a warning folks seems another ebay scam on the go

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    cheers david

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    just a few tips for spotting fakes are:

    1) ebay will always use your ebay name (fakes tend to put "Dear Member")
    2) when you click on any link requiring log in info you should see "https://" at the start of the web address (not http://)
    3) check your ebay messages in "MyEbay". Ebay will always send a duplicate message to your ebay account.

    hope this helps.

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    There's loads of 'em about at the moment. I get 2-3 a week.

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    i get 1 every other day plus the barcleys bank 1,

    i send email back telling them to do better and to go %£&^ *ff

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireborn
    i send email back telling them to do better and to go %£&^ *ff
    Maybe that's why you keep getting them matey. They know you're e-mail address is active and used. If they don't get a reply after a while they start to assume that the address no longer exists.

    My tip: If you're not sure what it is don't even open the mail (just delete it) and never reply to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireborn
    i send email back telling them to do better and to go %£&^ *ff
    Not a good idea m8!! All you do by doing that is verify that your e-mail address is current and live. They can then add you to a list of e-mail addresses that they sell on to other spammers. I betcha you started to receive a helluva lot more spam after you first replied to any of those?

    Best option is to just delete them and never, never reply to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    Not a good idea m8!! All you do by doing that is verify that your e-mail address is current and live. They can then add you to a list of e-mail addresses that they sell on to other spammers. I betcha you started to receive a helluva lot more spam after you first replied to any of those?

    Best option is to just delete them and never, never reply to them.

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    nah just the same amount its all automated their comp just keeps pumping out emails in bulk everyday they pay to get email addys from companys that stores them so weather its active or not makes no diff

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    Beat you to it D!

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    lol - so you did! Just seen your reply above mine!

    YB - you will definitely get more spam if you reply to any of those e-mails, it may take a little while, but your e-mail address will propagate through more spammers lists as being active and verified.

    Spammers will often randomly generate e-mail addresses based on a bit of info, or just by using common names on large ISP addresses - yahoo, BT etc. I get some spam coming into my business e-mail (I have my own domain name) and I know for a fact that it's been generated. It's sent to xxxx@mydomainname and the xxxx part is one that I've never ever used as a prefix - like mail, info, sales etc. The only reason I get it it is because any prefix used will still end up being delivered to my mailbox.

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