bought these. about 10 minutes later i got a spam mail from domain "ebaybatteries . com" which wanted me to click on a link to confirm my order. very fishy.
has anyone had such an experience with a purchase on ebay?
Exact same thing happened to me! It would seem these emails from are sent automatically following a purchase from the ebay seller Inkcredibleprinting. The email, subject line: "Confirm your eBay order and claim your $20 gift card!" appears uncomfortably similar to the numerous phishing scams I receive in my inbox daily (exponentially more once MSN forcibly migrated my/all Hotmail account(s) to Outlook, but that's a gripe for another forum, lol). Plus, it took all of ten seconds to find out that the sender's email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - contains an invalid domain, just like links found in the aforementioned spam.
At best, this poorly orchestrated attempt at up-selling will have the inverse effect; those who know enough to be suspicious and/or turned off by the email will think twice before purchasing from this seller again. At worst, the email could actually be an attempt at luring recipients into a scam - phishing or otherwise.
I'm inclined to think it's a misguided attempt at post-sales marketing, but I'll definitely be contacting the ebay seller for answers.
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