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With all the scamming going on with ebay by the REAL bad guys--the crooks that steal your information and then try to max your credit card to get free stuff--is this how they do it? If the AVS just matches the information we've already talked about and you can purchase under whatever name you like--even select another address for shipping-- no wonder it's so easy to scam people!! :( Is there an extra layer of protection in place by the CC companies that ebay/paypal does NOT use or is it really as simple as finding out or stealing someone's CC information, and then going wild with it under a ⊗⊗⊗⊗ or even their real name??
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I asked on another thread but got no answer.

What is AVS?
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I asked on another thread but got no answer.

What is AVS?
address verification system. when you make a cc purchase either online or over the phone the address you give them should match the address info linked to the cc you are using. each card is linked to a billing address. not the hole street address, usually its just the numbers. like: 132 elm street toledo, oh 44455. on the card it has 132, 44455 for billing verification info.
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my credit card visa is set up for if anyone including me try to use it online they will have to enter a secret code.
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It's most likely scammers are stilling Paypal and eBay accounts using phishing methods, and then using those accounts to scam people.
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It's most likely scammers are stilling Paypal and eBay accounts using phishing methods, and then using those accounts to scam people.
Very correct, no one should click on a link in any email unless you know and trust it.

Tip: If you are on a credit card or website that you type in any info that is important, always close the browser when you are done and DO NOT go to anyother website from that site. Open a new one.
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Maybe it's too early without coffee but I don't see where stealing a Paypal account to have money deposited in that account gives a thief an advantage. I mean all the account holder has to do is look in their account and there's money there! The thief would have to work REAL fast to get that cash out--and that's IF paypal didn't freeze the account in the meantime--and it would be far from fool-proof. Hardly a worthwhile effort for a smart thief. What am I not seeing here?
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they will resend the money from the original seller paypal account to their paypal account by email
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so the nigerians steal peoples money and keep doinging it but the people who are trying to conduct legit business get shut down. nice.
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so the nigerians steal peoples money and keep doinging it but the people who are trying to conduct legit business get shut down. nice.
thats ebay ran by computer doing it though LOL....they cant catch the scammers the computer is always one step behind those who are not ahead i.e. legit sellers, honest ones, good feedback etc.., are the ones who get caught the ones left behind.
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Beware of EB emails that start out

"Dear Value Customer"

For the amount of money these scammers/phishers could make you'd think they'd get someone to write their emails that at least knows english.

They maybe would be able to fool some peolpe it the language and grammar were as good as the page layout and graphics. Damn, at a glance those are pretty convincing!
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419 scams....Nigerian scam

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lol I feel for the winning drawing scam. I got sent a big ⊗⊗⊗⊗ check, called the lady and I told here is this check ⊗⊗⊗⊗ is this a scam. She sounded so convincing

I knew about these scams but I was like what the hell, lets see where this goes .
But anyway she said let the check sit and clear the bank. I can't remember how much the check was for but I think it was for something like $4900 and she wanted me to send $1500 of that back.

But anyway I called the bank that was listed on the check and they said it was a scam and my bank froze my account after I deposited it. Hell, the bank manager deposited the check. She even thought that it might be real..

But I knew it was a 99% chance it was a scam but i thought I would try anyway and see where it goes.

I never sent the scammer any money and I didn't lose any money either because I took the proper precautions
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Well Modee this happen last summer. yes it did get flagged and my account was frozen, but 1 simple call took care of all of that. And it didn't help that the bank manager was the one to suggest and deposit the check...
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Was this something you had to apply for, Modee, or did they just give it to you without asking if you wanted it?
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