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cigrmaster

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So I am sitting here watching a pipe I bid on win the auction. I paid for it immediately through paypal and then I get a receipt saying the pipe is going here.

13027 7th St

Fort Myers FL 33905

United States
I just happen to live in Sarasota Fl about 90 miles from this address. I immediately go to my paypal account and it is fine. I then contact the seller to let him know something is fucked up and tell him my correct address. I then go to my ebay account and see this new address along with my correct one. I get on the phone with ebay and tell them my tale of woe and report the hack. I got rid of the false address of course but now I am wondering how I got hacked. I have had the same password on my ebay account for at least a decade. My latest ebay purchase was my Meer on Feb 9 so it had to have happened since then.
I looked up who lives at the address in Ft Meyers and came up with these names.

Jose Angel Mercado Sr. and Zoelly Mercado and Amber J Gates. What makes no sense is why on earth someone at that address would want a 1969 Dunhill LB. I am totally perplexed as to how and why this happened, anyone else have something similar happen to them?

 

jaytex969

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You are being punished for buying my birth year Dunhill?
Joke aside, I hope it gets sorted out.
Probably not "personal" or about the pipe. My understanding is that these vermin try various passwords on

various accounts until they get a lucky hit. Then just try to profit from whatever they get.


 

brian64

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My guess is that it was more likely just some kind of glitch in eBay's system than a hack...but who knows, especially these days.

 

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ron123

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What makes no sense is why on earth someone at that address would want a 1969 Dunhill LB.
99.999% of the general population probably would not want an estate pipe...but probably close to 100% of the people on this forum wouldn't mind snagging it ;-) Kidding aside, hopefully these people get busted.

 

seacaptain

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What's odd is that if your account got hacked, they would have almost certainly changed your password.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Interesting. I was bidding on a Rad Davis pipe from Treasurepipes. It looked like I had it as I watched it until the last second ticked off. Usually, within 10 seconds or so, the item either appears in your shopping cart or Didn't Win list. This was this morning I think and it still hasn't appeared in either. Interestingly enough, two other pipes I had thrown bids out on with treasurepipes and lost did show up in Didn't Win. Made me wonder if the guy at treasurepipes was playing games because the bid on the Rad Davis was fairly low (or at least I thought, it was a 2012 for $132.50 Devil's Anse). It shows some guy bought it for $154.06 so I suppose he had one of those bots that placed the bid at the very last millisecond. Seems strange though that it didn't show up in my Didn't Win.
I don't care much as I think eBay is incredibly screwed up anyway.

 

ukbob

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I had that happen a few times now , bloody annoying having to change passwords etc.

 

jvnshr

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I am totally perplexed as to how and why this happened
Answer is there on your post Harris:
I have had the same password on my ebay account for at least a decade.
Change the passwords of your ebay and Paypal accounts. For a stronger password always include:
-numbers

-characters

-uppercase letters
Here is an example:
1735P@ssW0rd

 

pipesticks

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Jun 29, 2016
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You'd have to be an idiot to use your real name and address to steal. Implicating the most likely innocent residents above could be considered slanderous and liable. I'd recommend you get your post deleted or modified..

 

cohibajoe

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I have had the same password on my ebay account for at least a decade
eBay was hacked in 2014 with customer names, account passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and birth dates. My day job is Cyber Security Analysis for a Fortune 200 company.. I hope you are seeing a Hint about not changing your password for 10yrs??? When was the last time you changed your ATM PIN??

 

phreon

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I discovered on Sat that my account had been hacked. They changed the address, phone number, email address and name. eBay's customer service was good and got it straightened out. I rotate my passwords, so how I was breached is a bit of a mystery. A good part of Saturday was spent running virus/Trojan scans and updating all my important passwords.
The odd thing is they didn't use my account for anything...

 

phreon

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Fwiw, the two most common attack vectors are a compromised email account or Trojan installed on your computer...

 
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