The information in this tutorial applies not only to eBay and PayPal,
but to all other sites with which you do business.
These protection practices can be applied to your bank account,
your ISP account and virtually any other online account you hold.
Here are some tips on how to protect your account and what to do if you
think you may have responded to a Spoof email:
Verify eBay emails in My Messages. If you get an email that looks like it's from eBay about a problem with your account or requests personal information and it's not in My Messages, it's a fake email. Learn more. (Note: My Messages only applies to eBay emails).
Scan for Viruses Frequently scan your computer for viruses and make sure your virus software, operating system, and browser patches are up to date.
Is the Best Line of Defense. You should periodically
check your account status to see if there is any suspicious activity.
Your Password Frequently. If you think your account security
may have been breached, change your account password immediately.
to change your password.