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Verify ebay account
13th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
first reported 18th April 2004
Apparent Sender
eBay (Safe Harbor) OR Safe-Harbour <>
Return Address
Verify ebay account
HTML - designed to look like plain text
disguised link leads to bogus web content
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content - resolves to web space in The Netherlands
OR - resolves to web hosting supplied by everyone's internet (EV1)

1. Look carefully at the first URL of the forged sign in page, its been constructed to look like a genuine eBay URL.


This bogus eBay domain could well fool many ...


Our main concern with this spoofed eBay email is the use of a similar looking domain name in the URL fo the forged sign in page that the email links to. With that and the crafted link in the email which appears to direct you to a valid eBay page, we have given this scam a High risk level.

The domain is an exceptionally long domain name specially constructed to fool email recipients that they are at a genuine eBay sign in page, the undiscerning user, may well not notice the seemingly slight differences.

The forged sign in page is further scripted and coded to utilise frames to deliver this very convincing eBay sign in page while capturing any data that is entered.

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 ...

SafeHarbor Pre-Suspension

Dear customer,

  We regret to inform you that your eBay account will be suspended due to the violation of our site policy below: 

* Misrepresentation of Identity (User) - Representing yourself as another eBay user or registering using the identity of another. Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way.

This includes the registering of a new account. Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to eBay. According to our site policy you will have to confirm that you are the real owner of the eBay account by completing the following form or else your account will be deleted.

Our apologies for this unconvenience.

Thank you for using eBay!


The bogus web page ...

Verify ebay account forged sign in page.


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