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Beware of Spoof Ebay invoices


Trading standards officers in Blackburn with Darwen are warning internet users not to fall for the latest eBay scam.


Fraudsters are sending out spoof invoices claiming customers have bought a brand new designer handbag. Anyone who clicks on the link to see what it is they are supposed to have bought, is asked to enter their identity and password for eBay, leaving the fraudsters free to shop on-line in their name.


Councillor John Slater, executive member for citizens and consumer rights, Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “This is a clever scam designed to trick people into revealing personal details. People will be concerned that somehow they will be charged for something they haven’t bought.


“Genuine companies and organisations never ask you to reveal your password or log-in details by email. Play safe and simply delete this email.”


The fraud has been reported to eBay.



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