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Old 04-26-2004, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Warning: eBay email scam

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I received an email from what looked like ebay. It ended up in my bulk folder, so I was highly suspicious.
(SecurityCheck@eBay.com)

Here is the heading and content:
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SecurityCheck@eBay.com" <SecurityCheck@eBay.com> Add to Address Book
To: puressence_scents@yahoo.com
Subject: Security issue regarding your eBay account.
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 02:31:08 +0300






Dear eBay User
As stated in the User Agreement, Section 41.1, we may send you this email.

We regret to inform you that your eBay account can be suspended if you do not solve your problems and you do not co-operate. After the multiple frauds registered lately, our company has initiated a study regarding this problem. In this study the company has reached the conclusion that most of the frauds were possible because of the low email service security level .

< DIV> For a best deployment of our further activities (the frauds prevention) our company has decided to test for free the security of the email services that you (our users) use.
Hoping you have understood that we are doing all these for your own safety and for the good deployment of the relations between our company and its parteners we suggest you to acces the following form to test your e-mail .




This problem is regarding any eBay member .
If you do not respond in 24h after you have received this eBay notice, your account might be closed and got out from our server .
So we ask you kindly to co-operate and let us know if you still use your account or not.
Please login into your account at this link:
http://signin.ebay.com//aw-cgi/eBayI...ame=h:h:sin:US

If you have any other problems contact us.

A very vague, open email about fraud on my account. The addy in the new window (from clicking the link) does not match the one given in the email. In this post, however, it will take you to eBay, but it doesn't from the email.
It asks for ebay account ID & password, along with email address and password.
Here is the actual link it took me to:
http://www.hform.com/form.cgi?1472541

Just want to warn you fellow eBayers out there. I reported it to eBay.

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Old 04-26-2004, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The bad english is hilarious!! Thanks for the heads-up, too
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just deleted an even worse email from my junk folder, supposedly from Citibank, but it looked like it was made by a 6 yearold.

First, to get around the filters, the header was like

C_i_T_i_B_a_N_k

and then the inside wasn't much better.

Definitely thieves with English as a second language.

I suspect the boys from Lagos are branching out.
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my brother got a different email supposedly from ebay it says his credit card info was wrong and he needed to enter new credit card info.. even said his account was disabled but it wasnt at ebay so yeah ..
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have some oceanfront property in Montana if anyone's interested
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just spend half an hour submitting bogus account information... they'll have to wade through all the fake ones and they'll be so very annoyed...
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ALL EMAIL *if* it is from a sender that i do NOT recognize or has any with a subject that means nothing to me PROMPTLY HITS THE TRASH BIN


spam is easily identifiable by:
- receipt from unknown users
- subjects that mean squawt to you
- body text that it in en<b>g</b>rish

of course you know to NEVER click on any link these spammers send, open any attachments or reply to these losers, right?
yes, you know!

mark this kind of email as spam/junk.
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I am the king of Prussia. I was wrongly dethroned. I have a bank account with 20 million dollars. The government has took my rightful money and I need your help and in doing so I will give you 5 million.
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just spend half an hour submitting bogus account information... they'll have to wade through all the fake ones and they'll be so very annoyed...
I just did the same...
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If eBay or ANY other online location like this sends you emails stating that your account is disabled or whatever. Fine. DON'T use their links provided. Browse to the location yourself and check it out/.
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yea, I got the one from Bogus-Bay asking me to reenter my credit card info. It also said they needed my bank acct and password. Since I have never had an Ebay acct, i knew it was a fraud and reported it to Ebay. Strange tho, how many people would just click on the link and give them all they ask for. Can you spell "SUCKER".
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Old 04-27-2004, 07:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i dont even open legit email. but thnx fir the heads up.
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Old 04-27-2004, 07:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I am the king of Prussia. I was wrongly dethroned. I have a bank account with 20 million dollars. The government has took my rightful money and I need your help and in doing so I will give you 5 million.

Oh yeah?

PM me...
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Old 04-27-2004, 07:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Im sure you already get bunches of those scam-mails.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally posted by bernadette
ALL EMAIL *if* it is from a sender that i do NOT recognize or has any with a subject that means nothing to me PROMPTLY HITS THE TRASH BIN


spam is easily identifiable by:
- receipt from unknown users
- subjects that mean squawt to you
- body text that it in en<b>g</b>rish

of course you know to NEVER click on any link these spammers send, open any attachments or reply to these losers, right?
yes, you know!

mark this kind of email as spam/junk.
All of those automatically go straight to the junk mail bin for me. I just went to clear it out and I noticed it- found it suspicious.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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hey now.. its not always the spammers fault... as far as i can tell spam is being sent out as if its from me cause i keep getting bounce backs and emails from virus sites saying i sent a virus (no its not spam it has no attachment or anything it is actualy from norton/ mcafee or whoever) so yeah somehow im contributing to this shit... sorry guys but to make you feel better i get 100 spams a day
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have some oceanfront property in Montana if anyone's interested
Awesome! PM me! Does it have room for a unicorn?
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Old 04-28-2004, 04:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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No! that waterfront in Montana is mine.... as soon as I get my 3 million that was promised to me by this Nigerian...
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hmm another scam one..you should of seen the fake one i got from paypal regarding me receiving $200 for mickey mantle cards....
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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your account might be closed and got out from our server .
This guy is pure genius right here.
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok. Here's the deal. Someone I know fell for this, and now she cannot sign into her ebay account. What should she do?

EDIT: It seems that she did not supply credit card details, only username and password. Why would a fraudster want a whole load of ebay passwords?

EDIT AGAIN: Forget it. Its all sorted out now!
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Gotta love the incredibly crude grammar that seems to come prepackaged with all spam. You think they'd get someone to proofread it!
You can practically gauge based solely on the language whether or not its spam.
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Just spend half an hour submitting bogus account information... they'll have to wade through all the fake ones and they'll be so very annoyed...
nice one, score one for the good guys.
I personally think the people who start these scams should have their hands cut off so they have to do their programming with their noses. f'n nuisances!
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:11 AM   #24 (permalink)
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" If-a yous-a don't like give us yours E-Bay, uhm address, wes will close it"
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:56 AM   #25 (permalink)
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It would be interesting to see that email's headers.
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:57 AM   #26 (permalink)
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would it be wrong to take down those sites? dos or such? we do it all the time with those lame diablo 2 item sites.
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