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12th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
12th May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
disguised link leads to bogus web content - see images below
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content - this is the URL of the pop-up style window which houses the forged eBay sign in page - this resolves to Cyber World Internet Services web space in the USA

1. Employs scripts to open the genuine home page as a backdrop to the bogus page which is opened in another browser window in front of it and in a pop-up style window (with the status, file and tool bar buttons removed in an attempt to conceal its true origin).


" Dear eBay User, During our reguIar update and verification of the accounts, we couIdn't verify your current information. "...


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 (user's email address obscured) ...

TKO NOTICE: eBay account SUSPENDED - forged email.


The bogus web page
(note that 2 browser windows are opened - one is the genuine home page set as a background to the forged signed in page which is opened in a pop-up style window in the foreground) ...

Forged eBay web page - TKO NOTICE: eBay account SUSPENDED.


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