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To assume I am being scammed?

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MrsH1989 Mon 14-Dec-15 18:46:45

Last week we discovered fraud on my ebay account. Some asshole has spent £130 on my account which was luckily linked to a credit card. We got the money returned and the credit card company cancelled the card and issued a new one. I had 2 packages to collect from the post office today. One I was unsure of as hadnt ordered more than one item but figured it is xmas so could be a gift. It turned out to be a signed item and when they gave it me it was an empty envelope?! The first thing to spring to mind was that whoever hacked my ebay account is now trying to clone my details. DH agreed. They now have my name (although it is my maiden name they are using and they spelt it wrong), my address and my (old) signature. Can they do anything with this and can I do anything to stop them?

Kaytee1987 Mon 14-Dec-15 19:33:51

I would go to the police with this.

ThreeIsACrowd Mon 14-Dec-15 19:34:31

Please follow the advice here:ink{http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud\www.actionfraud.police.uk/frau]]d}protection/identityy_fraud

YoniMitchell Mon 14-Dec-15 20:13:32

Sorry if I'm being thick, but how would they have your signature if you only signed at the post office for a letter? The sender doesn't get a copy of the signature, do they?

Sorry you've been hacked though. Some bastard cloned my debit card once and it was a pita just to get that sorted so hope they're not able to access more of your data.

ladypete Mon 14-Dec-15 20:18:25

Yoni if you send an item tracked, you can check the recipient recieved it by logging in to Royal Mail online. You can see a copy of the digital signature (I guess so that in buildings with communal doors etc you can see exactly who bought the parcel in)

YoniMitchell Mon 14-Dec-15 20:21:19

Ah, thanks. Yup, sounds v dodge!

hefzi Tue 15-Dec-15 11:42:37

In all honesty, ladypete you sign on one of those screen things - that's not exactly a clear signature! I think it's more likely to be a scam whereby they can argue you ordered goods and received them (proved by the signature) and they think it will then make it harder to do a charge back.

I don't know if it was the OP, but someone posted something very similar yesterday (only with details about credit score etc) - but the bottom line is, it's very hard to steal your identity just with your address.

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