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Old 05-24-05, 08:04 PM
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YAET: Suspicious E-Mail

From: [email protected]

Subject: FPA NOTICE: Suspicious Activity -Section 9-

eBay request: Please confirm your identity.

Dear [email protected],

Your bank has contacted us regarding some suspicious activity, including unauthorized charges of your credit card via the eBay system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your eBay account. Please use the link below to sign in to eBay, check and if necessary update your information we have on file. Once you have updated your account records your session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.
Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.
Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account.


To update your record please click here:
It is highly recommended that you right click on the link and select "Open in new window" option
as some mail clients will not allow you to proceed!
https://signin.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayI...ame=h:h:sin:US

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.




eBay will request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers, and so on) in this email.

Thank you for using eBay!
http://www.ebay.com/




What does everyone think of this? I've seen no suspicious buy/sell activity on my account, nor has my CC associated with paypal been charged anything mysterious.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:08 PM
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phishing
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Old 05-24-05, 08:09 PM
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most likely a scam. a little advice, if it you have to ask or it came in an email - it is a scam.

goto ebay.com and logon to your account like you would normally, if everything seems fine dont worry about it.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jasonr114
most likely definitely a scam.
Fixed.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:11 PM
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Thanks. The fact that there were no spelling mistakes, or strange choices in grammar made me question its authenticity a little longer than normal.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by deadlax
From: [email protected]

eBay will request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers, and so on) in this email.

Thank you for using eBay!
http://www.ebay.com/
Definitely a scam. This line especially stuck out for me.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:18 PM
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Next time you get a suspicious email, forward it to [email protected][website name].com. The reply will tell you if the email is legitimate or not.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:20 PM
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Will do, thanks.
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Old 05-24-05, 08:53 PM
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You've been phished. Next time, Trey to be more suspicious.

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Old 05-24-05, 10:20 PM
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http://signin.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll...ame=h:h:sin:US

is actually, this:

http://dsl-202-38-61-71.khi.ecell.co...eBay/index.htm

If you have outlook, just roll your mouse over the link and it will show a much different URL path. Also, choose "View Source" and you can see the different link code. I got one of these today. Not too bad of a "phishmail" if you ask me.
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Old 05-25-05, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
You've been phished. Next time, Trey to be more suspicious.



dude, please Page me next time you make such a corny post...










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