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7th December 2003
text and a
link to a fake
Spoofed Web page/site?
forged eBay web
page with web form
requiring eBay &
name & password,
name & address
Web page/site origin
Identity Theft method
Web form information
is captured and
relayed to the
scammers via a form processing service
dk3.com, while you
are sent to the
sign in page
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eBay 'Security Measures (SafeHarbor)' spoof email hoax
7th December 2003
Users information is being processed by dk3.com's
form processing service ...
email (as eBay and Paypal like to call
these email scams) takes the common form of a text message with a link
to a fake web page which
contains a form for you to provide your information, as shown below.
The suggestion that your account
was hijacked by a third party might convince many to overlook
the poor English and proceed to the fake web page which is much more
The email has so far been distributed with two
different links provided in the text. The link will show one of two
URLs - either www.check-now.net or www.check-fast.com both of which
are domains hosted by Yahoo and are redirected to Geocites pages,
and those that hold the fake eBay web form (both pages are identical
in bith URLs). The form requests information including your name,
address, eBay & email
user names and passwords. No guesses what someone would want those
If you submit this information in either case, the
data is processed (and sent on to the scammers) using a form
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You can even put the latest alerts on your own web
service at dk3.com (which is located in Denmark) while you are unwittingly
sent on to the genuine eBay.com sign in page.
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!
The Email ...
(remember that the link shown in the other email
hoax is http://www.check-fast.com/eBay-check.SSl.html)