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eBay Covers For Obama

Posted in politics by roving on June 30, 2009

I emailed the seller of Obama’s birth certificate twice yesterday. She answered me with a friendly reply. No trying to get any kind of information.

All I asked was why jump through hoops trying to put Obama’s birth certificate up for bid only to have eBay yank the listing when there are two sites offering rewards. She answered me saying the site offering the $25 million would go to Obama if he turned over his birth certificate. The other site offering $1 million to anyone who could produce it, she never heard about.

The bidding reached over $1 million on eBay before it was pulled. Seeing as how the owners of eBay are big Obama supporters this didn’t surprise me. I was surprised it went as long as it did. But then I received a email from eBay trying to cover themselves.

I don’t know if this person really has the birth certificate but she was persistent in trying to sell it and did offer the winner to bring a forensics specialists to check it out and if they felt it wasn’t real could walk away without paying a dime.

Our records show that you recently received an email from colmado_naranja through the Ask Seller a Question or Contact eBay Member features. This email may be fraudulent and an attempt to do one of the following:

– Obtain your eBay password
– Gain access to your eBay account
– Use your eBay account for fraudulent activity
– Set up an outside-of-eBay transaction which may be fraudulent

This kind of email is often called a “phish” or “phishing attempt,” and the people who send them are known as “phishers.” Phishers use these methods to try to get your personal information, such as user names, passwords and credit card details. Because the emails may sometimes come through the eBay system, the phisher may seem to be trustworthy and have a good reason to contact you.

***Important – Protect Your Personal Information***
– Don’t reply to the sender either through the eBay system or your personal email account.

– Don’t open any links or cut and paste any Web addresses into your browser from the phishing email.

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  1. Szandibabaenjoyspantyhose said, on July 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Interesting explanation. What are your goals in life?

  2. HedKandi_has_nylons said, on July 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    That makes sense to me. Thanks for the info.


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