eBay has over 140 Million Registered Users. Millions and millions of dollars are spent on a daily basis with eBay. It is no wonder the Scam Artists prey on eBay and it's members! The most common scam involves E-Mail. You will receive an E-mail from someone claiming to be eBay requesting you verify your information.
Warning Sign #1: eBay will never send you an E-Mail requesting your personal information.
Warning Sign #2: Often this E-Mail will be sent to an E-Mail Address that is not the same one that eBay has on file.
Warning Sign #3: Forged Headers (From Address). This is often hard to detect without knowledge of the Internet. Many spam filters are now setup to block E-mail that has forged headers. Ask your E-mail provider how you can block Forged Headers.
Warning Sign #4: The Greeting would say something like Dear eBay User or eBay Member. Realistically, eBay knows who you are, so they would typically use the name you registered with.
Warning Sign #5: The threat. The E-mail will threaten to suspend your account if you don't take immediate action.
Warning Sign #6: A Non Secure Page. If you click on the link in the E-Mail you will not be on a secure Page, no https in the URL and no little Padlock in the lower left or right hand corner of your browser!
Warning Sign #7: Bad Grammar or Misspelled words in the email.
If you receive an E-mail from eBay with even 1 of these warning signs, more than likely it is a SCAM. Forward the E-Mail to: spoof@eBay.com and ask for assistance if you have ANY doubts.