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Scam targets eBay auction losers

A scam that aims at eBay users who have lost out on auction items has raised alarm.

By Mitch Lipka 7 hours ago
A new scam targeting eBay users who were losing bidders has victims and intended victims abuzz about whether the online auction giant has been hacked.


Suspicions have been fueled by the amount of information the scammer -- or scammers -- has about the failed bidders. eBay would not directly address the question of hacking, but the company acknowledged it is looking into reports of the latest version of what is known as a "Second Chance" scam.


"eBay is investigating this matter, working directly with users who have reported fraudulent second chance offers to us," the company said in a statement.


The scammer emails the losing bidder with a note like this:


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Exposing the sleazery of ebaY and PayPal


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