To anyone with an ebay account, ebay was compromised earlier yesterday. I had my account phished and hacked into while this occurred. While everything has been restored, if you haven’t logged in today or in a while, you should probably check up on it just in case. You also might want to change passwords, emails and add security questions, as well as secure any payment options linked to your accounts.
I’m selling my old MacBook Pro because I got new one and advertised it on one of these local online buy/sell websites. Got an offer that was close to my asking price and talked to the guy but he wanted it shipped to another country that’s within my region so I said okay, as long as he pays the price of the laptop plus the shipping cost (because fuck no am I paying that). All goes relatively smoothly and he says he’ll do a bank transfer yada yada yada.
I get en mail from his “bank” talking about escrow and how they’re waiting for me to give them proof of postage before they release the money into my account and this email looks dodgy AS HELL. Contact the bank via Twitter DM about my concern so they ask for screenshots of the email to confirm.
Low and behold, they confirmed that the email did NOT come from them and that it’s a phishing scam! Good thing I was holding off on actually sending the laptop because then I would be completely screwed.
Let this be a lesson to always trust your instinct and don’t be afraid to check the authenticity of something, especially if it doesn’t look right!