From: Iridium on
"Mike" <turnpike_user(a)turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote in message
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> In message <13ocdd17286mu0e(a)corp.supernews.com>
> at 15:11:26 on Thu, 10 Jan 2008, F <news(a)spinningweb.notnet> wrote
>>On 10/01/2008 13:29 Angus Rodgers wrote:
>>
>>> I am beginning to be worried that I have been scammed, in some way.
>>> Am I worrying unnecessarily, and has it just been incompetence - on my
>>> part, probably, but possibly also on the part of eBay?
>>
>>Would it not be better to ring and ask Ebay?
>>
> If you can find a telephone number that non power sellers can use then I'd
> love to hear what it is!
>

0208 6053000

According to SayNoTo0870.com

--
Dan
Clio V6

From: Iridium on
"Iridium" <iridiumdan(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
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> "Mike" <turnpike_user(a)turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote in message
> news:QSSevADUNmhHFwtB(a)turnpike.home...
>> In message <13ocdd17286mu0e(a)corp.supernews.com>
>> at 15:11:26 on Thu, 10 Jan 2008, F <news(a)spinningweb.notnet> wrote
>>>On 10/01/2008 13:29 Angus Rodgers wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am beginning to be worried that I have been scammed, in some way.
>>>> Am I worrying unnecessarily, and has it just been incompetence - on my
>>>> part, probably, but possibly also on the part of eBay?
>>>
>>>Would it not be better to ring and ask Ebay?
>>>
>> If you can find a telephone number that non power sellers can use then
>> I'd love to hear what it is!
>>
>
> 0208 6053000
>
> According to SayNoTo0870.com
>

Or 020 8080 2105 But that's unverified.

--
Dan
Clio V6

From: Mike on
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 13:29:42 +0000, Angus Rodgers
<twirlip(a)bigfoot.com> wrote:

>I am beginning to be worried that I have been scammed, in some way.
>
>Am I worrying unnecessarily, and has it just been incompetence - on
>my part, probably, but possibly also on the part of eBay?

You may indeed have been scammed. Some malware intercepts requests
addressed to interesting Web sites, such as eBay and online banks, and
redirects the requests to a Web server operated by the fraudster.

I'd suggest trying to contact eBay urgently to check whether the pages
you saw and entered your credit card numbers into were genuine. If
you can't contact them, I'd be inclined to tell the credit card
company that the account may have been compromised. In the meantime,
I wouldn't do any online banking from that computer.

Mike.

From: Colin Wilson on
> You may indeed have been scammed. Some malware intercepts requests
> addressed to interesting Web sites, such as eBay and online banks, and
> redirects the requests to a Web server operated by the fraudster.

My thinking as well - might be worth the OP contacting his bank too -
it might be a case of a "poisoned DNS" redirecting him to what to all
intents and purposes is the "right" site as far as the OP can tell,
but actually sent him to a scam site despite entering the correct web
address.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/11/dns_liar_attack/
From: Angus Rodgers on
On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 18:29:36 +0000, Mike
<turnpike_user(a)turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote:

>If the reason people change their email address is because they move
>ISP's then getting a domain name is a good idea for this reason then you
>don't have to worry about informing all your contacts

I was using Bigfoot forwarding addresses for most of my contacts
(and I've now bought a domain name, with the Bigfoot addresses
pointing to that, and the domain itself pointing to a POP3 box
at my new ISP), but for some reason, I was using the raw e-mail
address for eBay. I'm kicking myself! I expect there was some
reason for it, now lost in the mists of time. I know I had some
problem using a forwarding address with Amazon.co.uk. However,
I've now changed that one to a forwarding address, too, and will
have to hope that no problem materialises. I've been getting
such /mountains/ of spam, in recent months, that I've vowed to
protect my raw e-mail addresses more carefully than ever, and to
make plans for abandoning them and changing them as soon as they
become compromised, as they surely will ...
--
Angus Rodgers
(twirlip@ eats spam; reply to angusrod@)
Contains mild peril