Should you trust eBay's password email?

Don't Waste Your Money

It's about time.

That's what many eBay users are saying, now that the online auction site has finally emailed its members about a security breach.

One week after announcing a hacker attack, eBay is only now alerting its members, and telling them to change their passwords.

Many are wondering why it took so long, when security experts were quoted in the news 6 days earlier urging everyone to change their password.

Whatever the reason for the delay, if you have not yet done so, you should change your password. 

While PayPal was not breached, if it is the same password as you use on eBay, you should change that one too.

Caution Before You Click

However, do not change your password through any links in the email: You cant be 100% sure that the email is not a spoof from a new scammer.

Already, security websites say scammers are impersonating the eBay email, and sending out their own "phishing" versions, with links to bogus sites.

Log onto eBay directl y to change your password.

That way you stay safe, and you don't waste your money.


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