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6th December 2003
text and a cloaked
link to a fake
Spoofed Web page/site?
forged eBay sign in page and web
page with web form
requiring eBay &
name & passwords,
credit, debit, bank
Web page/site origin
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'Account Security Measures' spoof email with fake sign in page
6th December 2003
This email is a spoof (as eBay would put it) and
includes a link to a fake eBay pages ...
Yet another Account Security
Measures email scam,
apparently form eBay, hits our email inboxes this week.
This spoof email includes
a link to 'Update your account'. The link that is provided is cloaked
(disguised) and it will take you to a fake eBay sign in page. If you
use that fake sign in page, you will be sent to a fake eBay web form
which requests bank, crdit or debit card and Paypal user name and password
details (see images below).
The poor english in the email together with
the web page URL should give away the mal-intent of this scam. The domain
http://www.arabsrs.com is registered to someone in Cairo, Egypt, while
the pages are hosted on
Gulf Hosting's server (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and Web District's server (NYC,
USA). Clearly, this email and the associated pages have nothing to do
with eBay, and it is also clear that if you provide the information requested,
it will end up in the hands of those who will attempt to use for some
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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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