" We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be
suspended if you don't resolve your problems. "...
spoof eBay email (see image below) is in HTML format (although it does look
like a text only email in order add a sense of authenticity to the link text).
The link in the email has been disguised using HTML code to look like a genuine
link to eBay and it has been further coded to exploit the URL Spoofing bug in
Internet Explorer browsers (test your browser - see link on right).
Using that link will trigger 2 new browser windows, first we
will see the genuine eBay.com home page, then what appears to be a pop up window
and its purpose is purely to convince users that they are seeing a genuine pop
up window from the eBay.com page. The pop up window has been crafted to open
without the address bar to prevent users from seeing the true URL which would
reveal its bogus nature (http://188.8.131.52:4944/dl/confirm.htm).
Any information submitted is
processed through a script located on the same server as the bogus content.
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 ...
We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be
suspended if you don't resolve your problems. To resolve this problems please
click here and update your informations
in order to resolve your account problems.If your problems could not be resolved
your account will be suspended for a period of 3-4 days, after that it will be
Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning,temporarily
suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide
our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss
or legal liability for you, our
users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to
verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.
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.