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***Urgent Fraud Prevention Group Notice***
31st May 2004

please forward any scams you've received to

Report Summary
Date Reported
15th & 31st May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address <>
***Urgent Fraud Prevention Group Notice***
disguised link leads to bogus web content - information submitted into the forged eBay sign in page is captured by a local (located in the same web space) script.
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content - resolves to a Yahoo user's web space.

1. The URL of this bogus eBay sign in page is not a genuine eBay domain ... is the domain (highlighted in the URL above).
2. The page is coded with a second frame (window within the page) placed at the very bottom of the page - this could be to serve a fake status bar, but if this is the case the coding is incorrect, and the extra frame does not load (see image below - depicted by the red arrows) neither is the proper status bar coded out. This kind of spoofing is not beyond the realms of possibility though.


" You have received this email because we have strong reason to believe that your eBay account had been recently compromised. "...


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 ...

***Urgent Fraud Prevention Group Notice*** - spoofed email


The bogus web page (note the extra frame that does not load correctly - marked with red arrows - see report summary above) ...

***Urgent Fraud Prevention Group Notice*** - forged sign in page


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