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Default Help! Fraudulent email from eBay buyer

Hello everyone, I received some nonsense emails from eBay members claimed that they purchased sth from me, but haven't received the item, but I haven't list anything on ebay in these few weeks, and I check the item# they mentioned in the email, they were all removed by eBay already. I also received another email today from eBay (I'm not sure is it from eBay or is it just a ⊗⊗⊗⊗ email) is about account Suspension, but I logged in to my account today, it's fine, nothing happened. I'm wondering is someone used my info and email to created another acc?? has anyone experienced this before? thanks!

below this what I received from eBay


VeRO NOTICE eBay Listing(s) Removed - User Suspension - Section 9

from eBay Notice <>
date Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 8:18 PM
subject VeRO NOTICE eBay Listing(s) Removed - User Suspension - Section 9

hide details Jun 18 (3 days ago)


We would like to let you know that we removed your listing:
because the intellectual property rights owner notified us, under penalty of perjury, that your listing or the item itself infringes their copyright,trademark, or other rights.
We have temporarily suspended activity on your account in order to allow us to investigate this matter further.
If you believe that this action may have been taken in error, or, if you feel that your account may have been tampered with, please contact our Live Help team so that we can provide additional information and work with you to resolve this issue.

We have credited any associated fees to your account. We have also notified the bidders that the listing(s) was removed, and that they are not obligated to complete the transaction.
If you believe your listing was ended in error, or have questions regarding the removal of this listing, please click here or contact the intellectual property rights owner directly at:
Entertainment Software Association eBay is available to answer questions, but since it is the rights owner that requested the removal of your listing(s), we encourage you to contact them first.
For more information on eBay's cooperation with rights owners through the VeRO Program, and a list of rights owners that have created About Me pages, please visit:


Thank you for your cooperation.

Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
eBay Inc

I received 3 same emails, but different name and item# as below


Re: Payment Confirmation - Item number : ######
from James @@@@ <>
date Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM
subject Re: Payment Confirmation - Item number : ###

hide details Jun 10 (11 days ago)

I`ve just sent the money for my item. When will you send it ? Last time you said the delivery time is 5 days so I hope I`ll have it by Tuesday.

Item : http;//


and 2 more today from different person and item#, but same content


Payment Confirmation - eBay Item number : ###
from Arnaldo @@@@<$$$$$>
reply-to Arnaldo @@@@ <>
date Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM
subject Payment Confirmation - eBay Item number : #########

hide details 6:00 PM (22 hours ago)

Hello ,

There are 3 days and no answer from you .I have made the payment 4 days ago on Friday 17.06.2010 and not received the item yet .
Here is the link of the item that i purchased : htpp;// eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ampitem=#########
I am forced to call police and ask eBay to cancel your account , becuase i already open a dispute and no answer .
I wait your answer to close this deal in a good way .

Thank You !
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I hope you didn't follow any links in those emails and enter your login details.

If you look closely enough you can easily point out that it's a phishing email.

The as the from address was one big hint.

Scammers do this to get your account, then they use your account to scam sellers out of money. :(

Hopefully you just didn't help a scammer out.

P.S. check the headers from these emails for even more information on who really sent you the emails.

Notice: Do not PM me. I get too many PMs to answer.
Please go to and submit a ticket instead.
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Ha yeah saw that right away.

Time to make a site called to dethrone the big Ebay

Scratch that - takes you to bidz website.

I have received e-mails like that to e-mail addresses I have used that had NO activity on eBay too - I remember a few being about some camera purchases, in 2008/early 2009. A big scam - delete it and be on your way.

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thanks everyone, just noticed
I didn't click on any of those links, just wondering what's going on, thanks for the quick replys
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