Usually, I get spoof emails from "ebay" telling me there is a problem with my ebay sign-in or paypal account and I should "click on the link below" to take care of the problem. Of course I don't reply to these emails, but several weeks ago I started to get questions about auctions and requests for feedback for products I never sold or bought. I also started to get emails from ebay saying that my auctions were being cancelled for various reasons. This concerned me. I couldn't find the auctions mentioned so I assumed they were more "spoof" emails. When I got these emails, I sent them to ebay's security and always get the usual canned response. Just having a gut feeling, I actually followed ebay's canned security response and changed my password and forgot about it. Yesterday, just dumb luck, I checked my ebay account. I found that approximately 40 items were being sold under my ebay account. My account showed that it was shut down for a couple of days while ebay sorted out the problem. Then my account was reinstated. Of course, ebay never contacted me about any of this. I only found out yesterday because I opened my account for another reason. I am not sure how whoever hi-jacked my ebay account got my information but I would guess my account looked attractive because I hadn't sold anything in several months. That probably made it a good target for someone who wanted to make some quick money. I haven't checked my credit cards to see if I was charged for any of this stuff but I don't think I was. Not sure about all of those feedback items I need to leave either. The point of all of this is, if you have an ebay account and haven't used it in a while, maybe you should check it to make sure it is ok. Ebay is terrible to begin with and they obviously won't notify you of any problems with your account so it is up to you to check it. Especially if you haven't used it in a while.