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9th December 2003
Sign in to your
account using the
form in this email.
It is a new security
Spoofed Web page/site?
Web page/site origin
form data is
posted to a PHP
script located at
Identity Theft method
log in information
is captured and
relayed to the
PHP script while you
are sent to the
sign in page
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9th December 2003
Fake eBay sign in page by email - yes it is a scam
This spoof email (as eBay and Paypal like to call
these email scams) takes the form of forged eBay sign in page.
Whilst it should be emphasised that eBay would never
send an email of this nature, it goes without saying that scammers send
masses of these forged emails out with the fair expectation that a small
number will fall prey to their deceit.
The sign in pages will transmit any user name and
password given in this sign in page, to a PHP script located at www.ebayp.net,
which is a domain hosted at Yahoo.com and registered to an individual
in Virginia, USA. Clearly nothing to do with eBay at all. Once submitted,
your browser will open the genuine eBay.com sign in page thereby concealing
the posting of this data to the PHP script.
If you have received this hoax email, please remember
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
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