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eBay Notification ( Your account can be suspended )
9th November 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
9th November 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
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eBay Notification ( Your account can be suspended )

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 asking you to confirm your account. Link takes you to spoof 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 Boston, USA.

4. Spoof webpage uses URL spoofing. This is where Javasript embedded in the page overlays a fake address over the real one, thus disguising it and making the site seem like the real thing.
In this case there are some tell tale signs, such as a capital letter 'B' in the word eBay.

5. Spoof site is a complete clone of eBay, not just the login page. Very dangerous, as a number of small details can easily fool a victim subtely.


" After fraud complaints from the eBay members, the eBay Inc. had developed a security program against the fraudulend attempts of accounts thefts."...

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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