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Update Your Billing Informations (EBAY)
31st May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
24th & 31st May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
eBay Customer Support <>
Update Your Billing Informations
disguised link leads to bogus web content - any information submitted into the forged eBay form is captured by a remote third party form to mail script, and then sent to The forged web apge is scripted to open to full screen and on form submission, you will be redirected to a bogus 'thank you' page.
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
**both trace back to a Yahoo user's web space (Geocities).

1. Exploits URL Spoofing (canonicalisation) in Internet Explorer browsers - run Windows Update to ensure your browser is patched.
2. Employs script to open the genuine home page as a backdrop to the bogus page.
3. Spacing between words in message text has been replaced with letters set same colour as background to fool spam or email filters.


" Dear eBay customer, During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures, we have detected a slight error in your billing 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 ...

Update Your Billing Informations (EBAY)


The bogus web page ...

Update Your Billing Informations (EBAY)


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