sleazebay censorship

In the course of conducting a bit of research for something, I referred to my digg.com account. I had posted a link to it here in a post entitled “Looks like the ebay hackers are using PayPal to collect” , at a new consumer rights oriented website forum, Screw-PayPal.com. The article I sought was:

http://digg.com/apple/Apple_iPhone_SCAMS_alert_eBay_unlocked_iPhone_scam_iPhone_store_scam

Which pointed here to this.

Lo & behold, it took me to a page which said:

Oops! What youre looking for isn’t here!

Good thing I was able to find that article still on google.

At the moment, it can still be found in the cache.

Here is a screencap of the google search for the article.

Update 09-04-2007

I see that reference , for the exact terms has now completely vanished from google too.

Again, here is the search.

http://tinyurl.com/2zfggb

The original article was gone.

But for anyone wishing to see the content, I have here the text and screencaps.

If you want to cut to the quick, here is the page, as full sized screencap png format

http://tinyurl.com/2ahlxs

Apple iPhone SCAMS alert: eBay “unlocked” iPhone scam, iPhone store scam

Due to the fact that Apple ’s iPhone became a hot selling item, a variety of scams based around it popped up online. Here are two of the most popular ones at the time of writing. eBay “unlocked iPhone” scam – iPhone “online store” scam. While the “iPhone online store” scam is more malicious than the “unlocked iPhone” scam, both of them will hit..

Submitted:
19 days ago
Submitter:
iDionysus (news: submissions, diggs, comments)
Topic:
News » Technology » Apple
Source:
www.iphoneworld.ca
by willynilly on 07/30/2007

Yeah, I called an eBay guy on this bullshit just the other day.

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by giovanni666 on 07/30/2007

You need to be very careful with the iphone listings (or anything) on ebay. The site is hacked and the scammers are listing fake auctions. It is very well documented. In particular, watch for the misspelling “unloked”
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ebay+hacked+iphone&search=
http://budmalcolm.bravejournal.com/entry/23679

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by drethedog on 07/31/2007

I got scammed from a guy on Ebay last week, he had 180 100% positive feedback, apparently somebody hacked in his account and listed the phone, i used pay pal and the money was sent to someone else, now I’m waiting for pay pal to review my case and I’m down 5 hundos…

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Note that the last comment indicates that a consumer sent payment for his/her iPhone via Paypal, and found that the account had been hacked.

The innocent consumer lost 500 dollars.

Clear evidence that the hackers are into Paypal the same way they are into ebaY.

Now, full page screencap of the cached article

(full page screencaps created with FireFox extension “save as image“)

Another screencap, the rest of the over-wide page, taken with MWSnap.

Note the url. Note the time & Date it was cached.

I do not know why, but I notice a lot of things dealing with ebaY / Paypal security and related issues are “evaporating”.

I also get the feeling people reading this may wish to see this hacked iphone video which was removed from Youtube for alleged copyright infringement, by a mysterious, unidentified “3rd party” no less:
ebaY Hacked Live! kcrunchymunch APPLE iPHONE bogus auction

Well I hope everyone has a good chance to see these screencaptures of the compromised account pages:

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7153/paypalsrupfq0.png

(if image fails to load, look here: paypalsrupfq0 )

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3781/paypalkawakamirc2.png

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/4752/paypalwelkje4.png

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6960/paypalballardtv2.png

http://i12.tinypic.com/4056v5z.png

http://i11.tinypic.com/2yv8f9i.png

http://i7.tinypic.com/2mdmas9.png

http://i12.tinypic.com/42ksef6.png

Along with the preserved threads which dealt with the subject:

The infamous “Gephishte Accounts die eBay nicht interessieren” thread, archived as png images: 

Seite 1

(original file loocation was

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/2875/seite01lz1.png )

Seite_2
original file location was:

Seite 3

Also, the follow-up thread “Gephishte Accounts die eBay nicht interessieren *zensiert*” has been likewise archived:

German language

English translation

(the embedded youtube video you see in the German language screencap is from FireFox browser Greasemonkey extension VideoEmbed Script)

*Thanks to imageshack.us for free photo hosting

**Thanks to tinypic.com for free image hostimg

If they should happen to disappear, I will repost them from here to BFE and back again.

Also, see the related videos at youtube regarding the iPhone scams on ebay, and 3 videos where the massive compromised account problem at Paypal are, along with approximately 80 video documentaries of the hack attack upon ebay.

I just happen to have many more examples of hacked accounts with bogus iPhone listings which I have not uploaded or posted anywhere (yet.) I suppose I will be doing so now though, along with every last bit of information which points to the facts about just how dangerous, unsafe, and untrustworthy ebay/ PayPal is/are.

For more documented horror stories, see the Cappnonymous 2010 Blog