I got this spam email repeatedly in my junk mail. As an ebay user of course I am a bit suspicious about it.

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eBay New Unpaid Item Message from mcgrewequipment:‏
From: aw-confirm@ebay.com (aw-confirm@1ebay.com)
This message may be a phishing scam. Learn more
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 10:05:38 AM
To: eBay New Unpaid Item Message from mcgrewequipment: #130119510438 -- response required

Dear member,

eBay member mcgrewequipment has left you a message regarding item #140166917835

View the dispute thread to respond.

Regards,

eBay

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But when I google search on " eBay member mcgrewequipment item #140166917835" I found this at millersmiles

eBay New Unpaid Item Message from mcgrewequipment:

Date Reported: 10th October 2007 Risk Level: MEDIUM

Apparent Sender: eBay

Return Address: <>

Email Format: HTML

URL of Web Content: http://203.101.67.192/icons/small/signin.ebay. com/ws/ebayISPP.dll/SignIn/index.html? SignIn&co_partnerId=2&pUserId=&siteid=0& pageType=&pa1=&i1=&bshowgif=& UsingSSL=&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay. com&pp=&pa2=&errmsg=&runame=& ruparams=&ruproduct=&sid=&favoritenav=& confirm=&ebxPageType=&existingEmail=& isCheckout=&migrateVisitor=

Location: India

Detailed server information: 203.101.67.192 detailed server information

Comments: Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at eBay by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.


The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual eBay URL.

P/s See the actual report here.

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And this morning I got this too:

"Dear PayPal . valued member, Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on you account, we had to believe that, there might be some security problems with your account. "

But on checking here I found this:


PayPal. Account Review Department

Date Reported: 19th June 2007 Risk Level: MEDIUM

Apparent Sender: PayPal

Return Address: PayPal security <>

Email Format: HTML

URL of Web Content: http://www.owdvf.paypal-security.com/

Location: Unknown

Detailed server information: www.owdvf.paypal-security.com detailed server information

Comments: Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at PayPal by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.


PayPal never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.


The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.


The REAL URL of the spoof website has been chosen to look very similar to the actual PayPal URL.





So please do not be fooled by all those scam mails and thanks to millersmiles website for us to check out all these scam emails


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2 comments:

    Helen said...

    This is really frightening. That is why, if possible, never leave too much on your Paypal account.

    Paypal is not really a financial institution and is NOT govern by its rule...

  1. ... on 1:59 PM  
  2. X'tina said...

    Helen,
    Yup, and the safest way is to log onto the actual website...never use the link in any email that claims to be from Paypal....

  3. ... on 8:20 PM