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6th December 2003
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Web page/site origin
Identity Theft method
Web form information
is processed and most likely
using PHP script
located at the above URL, while you
are sent to the
sign in page
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TKO Notice: eBay Wrong Password Notification & ID Verify - yes, it is a
6th December 2003
The ID Verify Service is being used to convince
you its okay to supply your information ...
Being riddled with bad English should give it away
the mention of eBay's ID Verify service will convince
many that it is real? It has even been compiled with text used in eBay's
own description of the ID Verify service (with the mention of the $5
cost replaced with a 'free of charge' offer). Despite its flaws, this
is a convincing email hoax and one which deserves a highlighted mention
in our list.
The email indicates that
three attempts have been made to access your account with the wrong
password in an effort to urge you to complete the form provided. By
adding the mention of the ID Verify service and eBay's own graphics
(direct from their servers), scammers are seeking to add a further
sense of authenticity.
The statement that 'you should never share your ID
with anyone' is, of-course, entirely true although it is a big contradiction
here. If you go on to complete the form, all the data is processed (and
most likely captured) by the scammers using a PHP script located in migato.com's
web space. You are not likely to see this though (unless you watch the
browser address bar closely as the form is submitted) because you are
seemlessly redirected to the genuine ebay.com sign in page without further
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you have received this hoax 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.
Take a good look at the following images, because
this hoax email scam may be coming to an inbox near you!
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