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You become an eBay Power Seller
19th October 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
19th October 2004
Apparent Sender

Return Address
eBay updates <>
You become an eBay Power Seller

Spoof email links to a spoof webpage where victim is prompted to enter their details believing the site is genuine. Details are then forwarded to a local script and captured.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content


1. Email claims to be from eBay offering you the oppourtunity to become a 'Power Seller'. A clever variation on the normal approach these scams use. Rather than simply saying your account is vunerable or needs verifying, it poses as a much more innocent seeming upgrade to your account. On clicking the link in the scam email you are taken to a spoof eBay login page. If you try to login your details will be captured and forwarded buy a script to the scammers.

2. eBay never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. URL traced to a server in Philadelphia, USA

4. Tell tale signs of a scam include bad grammer of the subject line and lack of explaination or content in the email iteself.


" Welcome to a community of sellers that have achieved exceptional levels of success and positive feedback on eBay! "...

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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