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eBay Account Suspended
31st May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
1st, 25th & 31st May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
eBay Account Suspended
disguised link leads to bogus web content - form data is captured by a local (in the same web space) script.
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
1st May 04 -
- resolves to Pegasus Web Technologies in the USA
25th & 31st May 04 - - traces back to a hosting provider in Denver, Colorado, USA.

1. The forged web content is opened in a pop up style window (with buttons, address and status bars removed) and is heavily scripted to prevent users from determining its source/URL.
2. In the second report (25th May 04) the forged eBay sign in page was presented in a pop up style window with the genuine home page opened in another window - to give the impression that the forged page is a pop up generated by the genuine eBay page.


" During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we could not verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete. "...


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 ...

eBay Account Suspended - spoofed email


The bogus web page ...

the first report (1st May 04)

eBay Account Suspended - forged web page


the second report sees the forged pop up style window opened with the genuine home page in another window (2 windows are opened)

eBay Account Suspended


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