WARNING: Email Scam Claiming To Be From StubHub

  
     
October 27, 2011

October 27, 2011 – New York, NY – Reports of a StubHub email scam have been received at the BBB this morning. The scam email claims to be a confirmation of an order for an expensive boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada and asks consumers to share their credit card information. StubHub says they have received numerous complaints of the scam since 7 AM this morning. Anyone with or without a StubHub account may be at risk.

Here are some precautions you should take:

· Do NOT login or click the hyperlink. It may steal your passwords and then give thieves access to your StubHub account where valid credit card info may be stored.

· Change your account password if you have an account at StubHub. Go directly to the StubHub site to do that, not through the email.

· Send a copy of the email you receive to safety@stubhub.com so they can investigate.

· If concerned about getting charged, go directly to the StubHub website and follow their instructions about how to contact the real business. They’ll probably give you these same instructions and tell you that you won’t be charged - but at least you can verify directly with them whether or not the email is real.

Please See Below for a Copy of the E-mail:

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