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Account Investigation Important Notice
7th September 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
7th September 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Account Investigation Important Notice

Spoof webpage captures entered details and forwards them using a local script.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
disguised as:

traced to a server in San Jose, USA.


1. Email requests you visit spoof eBay site to keep your account active. Your details are then captured by the spoof webpage and forwarded to a local script.

2. eBay never send out emails to their users requesting details like this.

3. Disguised URL of spoof site looks genuine at a glance as it includes the word ebay, but this is followed by further words on inspection. URL also uses your eBay ID, so possibly you are being specifically targeted by someone with access to your email AND ID.


" Dear , We have strong reason to believe that your eBay account has 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.


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