- NancyMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 11:01 amPost count: 515
I have just receved an email supposed to have come from Ebay telling me that as they thought someone abroad had been trying to hijack my ebay account they had suspended it. I know there have been false emails from perople saying they were Ebay. This email instructed me to log onto the “link below ” so I could give my details again. No way! I logged onto Ebay and contacted their customer Services. I had been checking my emails to see if I'd had a reply from a seller who listed an item I wanted but said they only ship to the USA. I have found in the past that if you ask the seller most are happy to post overseas, as this lady is, but ask first. I explained there may be a delay and the reason why. Luckily, I had bought from this seller in the past (she had changed her name so I only found out when she replied) I then went to ebay and managed to bid for this item. How could I if my account was suspended? I contacted Ebay customer services and asked if the email was a hoax. I'l let you know what happens next but, can anyone out there tell me, why would anyone want to hijack my account? Maybe I'm dim but they would still have to pay so what do they gain by using my name and reputation? Is all this just so I get indignant and log onto the false ebay email and give information to them? I am asking so you can a) either tell me if yo know of any scams or NancyMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 1:47 pmPost count: 515PetalsMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 2:37 pmPost count: 2373
THANKS NANCY FOR UPDATING. SEEMS THAT EBAY IS GETTING A BAD RECEPTION THESE DAYS!NancyMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 3:27 pmPost count: 515
I have just received a reply from Ebay to say that the email I received was not from them. They are trying to stop things like this happening and if we all forward any spoofs to the I feel sure that will help
NancyfavoritegramMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 3:55 pmPost count: 138
Nancy and anyone else that has Ebay or Paypal accounts. General rule, Ebay and Paypal wiil never send emails asking for account information or Passwords. These emails are all scams trying to get passwords to hijack accounts of for other nefarious purposes. This comes up for discussion very often on the Ebay glass chat. LaineyDon and MargaretMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 4:20 pmPost count: 527
We have received this same email and it was quarantined by our virus program as containing a virus. Be careful!MicheleMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 7:45 pmPost count: 874
Hi Nancy –
We've received at least 2 versions of the exact same email. And yes, one of them does contain the Redlof virus. Fortunately, Norton quarantined it, but they could not delete it. It will turn up in Norton as a duplicate file. You have to go in and find it yourself…it attacks your address book and hits on everyone in it. Then it goes after your hard drive and pictures.
To see if you have the “Redlof” virus, click on “start”, “find”, then type in *redlof* and click on search. If it does not come up, you're fine. If it does, highlight it, click on “Properties” and see what file it's in. You will have to delete the file….possibly just a photo, possibly it created a duplicate file of Norton or some other directory/file. But it always creates a duplicate file of it's own so don't worry about deleting it from your search. ONLY DELETE THE FILE THAT HAS REDLOF IN IT'S NAME! AND IT WILL SAY AT THE END OF THE STRING…./REDLOF.EXE .
Then go immediately to your Deleted File bin (Recycle Bin) and get rid of it!
Don't forget to use the * before and after redlof in your search.
It's a small problem type virus, so not to get upset…
Email me if you have any problems, but truthfully, I can pretty much tell you that you do not have the virus! <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />
MicheleMicheleMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 7:53 pmPost count: 874
One last suggestion…first do a Live Update of your virus protection, then run a complete Virus Scan of your system.
For all those who think they do not have the virus because Norton does not show it, it would be a good idea just to have a look and make sure. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />
MicheleMicheleMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 8:00 pmPost count: 874NancyMemberJanuary 24, 2004 at 10:54 pmPost count: 515
Thanks for the info Michele. I did a virus check and nothing showed but I will try your suggestion when I leave here.
Isn't this site wonderful? Everyone is so helpful <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />
NancyMicheleMemberJanuary 25, 2004 at 12:19 amPost count: 874
Nothing fancy…just wanted to respond quickly before I go out. YES, this site is absolutely the BEST!
As far as Norton goes, I signed off of this site and did a Live Update myself (even though it automatically does it on Wednesday evenings.) There were 2 updates to install! Then I went to the symantec site and found that 2 more viruses were released on January 23 (yesterday) so the information that jogged my brain from you, Don and Margaret really came in handy! Thanks, folks, really:) <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />
Am sure you do not have the virus as Norton picked nothing up earlier. Will talk to you early tomorrow morning, Nancy. Have a good night's sleep! <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />
MicheleKKMemberJanuary 25, 2004 at 5:10 amPost count: 876
HI NANCY, MY SOLUTION TO EBAY & PAYPAL IS TO FILE THEM IN THE JUNK MAIL. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />
UNLESS IT'S SOMETHING I'M BIDDING ON. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />
BYE, KK <img src='style_emoticons//wub.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wub.gif’ />SandraMemberJanuary 25, 2004 at 8:37 amPost count: 2188
Bloody Hackers and Virus starters . . . they really give me the 'you know whats' !!
Some people have nothing better to do than cause problems in other people's lives. . . .
Glad they take there time in coming over here!!! Jail them all, I say!!NancyMemberJanuary 25, 2004 at 1:45 pmPost count: 515
Hi Sandra, you never sit on the fence do you? <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />
I think jail is too good for them they'd only get a computer in there and cause more harm!
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