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eBay Security Check
27th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
17th March & 31st March 2004, 24th & 27th May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Security Check
HTML form
submitted data is sent on to scammers via a PHP script located at
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content

1. Redistributed on 30th March and 24th May 2004 with different addresses handling the form data, expect to see it again with yet more changes.


The second bogus eBay sign page by email today ...


This phishing scam is similar to an earlier eBay spoof email of today, but with different graphics (using eBay's new design and layout) anda different domain involved in capturing submitted information.

In the first report, the form data would be forwarded to the perpetrators using a PHP script located at which resolves to web space operated by Alabanza in the USA. In the second report on the 31st March, a different URL was handling the form data - which resolves to web space provided by in the USA. The 24th May version uses to capture submitted data - resolves to a Yahoo user's web space (Geocities). The 27th May version sent the data to which also resolves to Geocities web space and sent on to

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.


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