eBay Account Hacked screws victim out of thousands of dollars.
MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – An Action News 5 employee found herself the victim of an eBay scam, but not in the way you might first think.
Karen Davis is being sought out by collection agencies after people claim they bought items from her on eBay and never received them. As it turns out, Karen is as much of a victim as the people who lost their money … since she says she has not sold anything with her eBay account since 2010. On Monday, Davis received two letters from collection agencies, FMA Alliance and Allied Interstate. The creditor on both letters is eBay. One letter claims Davis owes more than $1,200. The other says she owes $12,000. The letters say Davis sold items to people on eBay, but never delivered them. Those victims filed claims with eBay, and were reimbursed.
But Davis is now left with debt collection notices and a hacked eBay account she says she is still unable to access. “I was shocked because first of all, I don’t like debt and I’d certainly not sold anything on eBay for that much,” she said. The Better Business Bureau says the first debt collector, FMA Alliance, has an ‘A’ rating with only 39 complaints in three years. The second collector, Allied Interstate, has an ‘F’ rating and has been investigated for unfair debt collection practices. When Davis called Allied Interstate, she was given the e-mail address on her account. The e-mail address did not belong to her.
Action News 5 traced down a phone number for that email address. It led to a photography company in the Washington, D.C. area. The person who answered the phone also said he had not used eBay in several years. eBay says it is investigating Davis’ claim. The company deactivated Davis’ account August 30. The Better Business Bureau provided some helpful information about the incident, click here for advice from the BBB: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmctv/BBBcreditoradvice.pdf
eBay Account Hacked – How to Stop Debt Collector
Note: A top-level executive member of PayPal sits on the board for the Better Business Bureau. It does no good to file BBB complaints on eBay or PayPal with the BBB. To stop eBay from sending you collection notices please watch this video:
Download my free eBay Debt Collection Cease and Desist Notice Click here
Make sure you sign, date and get it notarized before you mail it off. Make sure you mail it certified mail, this way you have a record of when they received the notice. You are essentially warning them that if they continue to send you collection or presentment notices that you will sue them for harassment. They can be sued for up to $10,000 for each occurrence. At that point legally they cannot contact you anymore regarding the debt presented. They will be forced to sell off the debt or file a small claims case against you for the money owed. In many cases they sell the debt to another agency because it’s cheaper to sell it off then it is to fight for the money.
Before stealth came a long many people back in 2004-2006 were suckered into faxing or sending eBay and PayPal their personal information such as ID’s, utility bills and bank account statements. eBay was able to gather a large data base on people and still do to this day. They have been using that information against people to verify you. Many people continue to get booted from eBay and PayPal because of having bad credit. This act of credit discrimination should be illegal and the practice of preventing people from buying or selling based on credit scores should be Stopped.