eBay Spoofed regular maintenance email is
back in distribution...
spoof eBay email (see image below) is in HTML format and contains a 'Start' button
which will lead you to a bogus eBay web page (see image below). The button link
has been coded to exploit the URL Spoofing vulnerability in Internet
Explorer browsers (to test your browser - see link on right).
The bogus eBay web page is further coded to open without the
address bar present in order to conceal its true URL (see image below). The true
URL is http://www.electronic-request.com/..... which resolves to web space at
technorail.com and is registered to an individual in France.
See the bogus web page snapshots below, which indicate that
you would firstly arrive at a very convincing introdution page, foillowed by
a form to provide the information which the scammers want to steal from you.
What follows includes a confirmation page and a thank you page, but no redirection
to the main eBay site as is usual.
If you have received this email, please remember that it is very
common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly
different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different
provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common
place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first,
although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.
The Spoof Email ...
The first 2 bogus web pages...