|Fri May 30 2014 22:01:07|
eBay Security Breach Leads to Scam Phone Calls?
eBay revealed on May 21st that cyber criminals accessed its user database containing customer names, phone numbers, physical addresses, email addresses and date of birth.
Much has been written about the fact that scammers could use the information to send phishing email. But we received the following letter suggesting scammers may be using the information obtained during the eBay security breach to call users on the phone.
After the data breach at eBay, I was a bit miffed that my personal info was accessed, but changed my password and moved on. But oddly now I am getting a lot of odd phone calls on my phone # that I had defined to my eBay account (and it's my cell). I very rarely get any of these odd credit card offer, warranty, security system, etc., type calls on my cell. I do get some of these on my landline. So I wonder if its related to the breach!
All of a sudden this week I have received over 10 calls and several have no number. I got 4 of them this evening alone and I know my phone number is not published. And they are odd, where foreigners speaking poor English asking if I would like a loan, or wanted to talk about a business opportunity. Really spooky! I didn't answer the ones with no caller id and only answered the last 3 since I was getting so many and wanted to see what it was about.
Might be worth polling the troops to see if others are encountering this, and if so it's another black eye for eBay as there is no way that they can fix it! Had this phone number for over 10 years now so really don't want to change it, and if I do eBay can pay for it!