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Date Reported: 12th June 2005 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Open now and verify your email at eBay
Apparent Sender:
 eBay Whats this?
Return Address:
 < > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content: com/ws3/eBayISAPI.dll/signin/ Whats this?
 Romania Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at eBay by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • eBay never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website is disguised as "http;// RegisterEnterInfo&siteid=1&".

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.

  • The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual eBay URL.
"Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings, we have temporarily suspended activity on your account in order to allow us to investigate this matter further."

Dear eBay User,

Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings, we have temporarily suspended activity on your account in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. If you believe that this action may have been taken in error, or, if you feel that your account may have been tampered with, please contact our Live Help team so that we can provide additional information and work with you to resolve this issue.

To protect your account please click here:

http;// dll?RegisterEnterInfo&siteid=1&

You can reach the Account Theft Live Help team by clicking the "Security Center" link located near the bottom of the home page. After clicking "Security Center" link:

1. Click the "Protecting Your eBay Account" link located under the "General Marketplace Safety" heading.
2. When the "Securing Your Account and Reporting Account Theft" window appears, scroll to the middle of the page and click on the button labeled "Live Help."

Once you have clicked on the "Live Help" link, you will be prompted to enter a chat name or email address along with a topic related to your reason for contacting eBay. After you have entered this information, the next available representative will assist you.

In the event that you are unable to contact eBay through Live Help after taking these steps, respond directly to this message to request assistance. We will contact you by email after we have received your response.

Please allow at least 72 hours for an email reply. Emailing us prior to receiving our reply will result in an additional delay. In order to handle your concern as quickly and efficiently as possible, we encourage you to contact us through Live Help if you are able to do so.

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of eBay policy to represent oneself as another eBay user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. eBay is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquiries related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft.
Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Do not respond to this email, as your reply will not be received. If you would like additional information related to this notice, please refer to the eBay Contact Customer Support page at the address provided below and contact us with your concern:

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Regards, Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
ebay International AG
Spoof website not online at time of report...

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