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Re: security issue: eBay Account Suspended
Dear eBay MemberI would first and foremost highly recommend the use of
SpamCop, at http://www.spamcop.net - which, once one registers for free,
enables the accurate reporting of less-than-two-day-old spam to the right
Obviously one cannot block aw-confirm @ ebay.com - and so SpamCop helps in
not only reporting but showing the actual source of the spam so you can
block it. Of course a look at the headers will also show the culprits
hosting the spammers, which I have also blocked, having gotten more than
enough "ebay" mail from:
Add THOSE to your blocking list, if your isp has one for you to modify.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bernhard Wagner
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 10:00 AM
Subject: security issue: eBay Account Suspended
This is a rare occasion that I post a HTML mail to this forum.
But it is the second putative mail I get from a sender pretending to be
The worst trick is that he tries to make me click on a link that looks as
it were originating from eBay
yet when you look at the underlying HTML-source code, you see it's actually
pointing to the location: http://lounge.roomfour.net/image/index.html.
The domain roomfour.net is actually registered in Germany.
Since I know that my email address was harvested from loopersdelight
archive, I presume that other victims are to be found on this list.
What I want to say: DON'T react to this mail if you received it,too.
From: eBay Security Validation [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Freitag, 21. Januar 2005 09:17
Subject: eBay Account Suspended
Dear eBay Member,
Due to recent account takeovers and unauthorized listings, eBay is
introducing a new account verification method. From time to time, randomly
selected accounts (seller and/or buyer) are subjected to an advanced
verification process based on our merchant accounts/bank relations and
customers credit card. eBay may also request in an email message
scanned/faxed copies of one or more photo ID's. Your account confirmation
may go wrong if your credit card/bank account is expired, or if you have
changed your credit card number, billing address etc. without notifying us
about the change. Subject of this verification process are also the
that have unpaid dues to eBay.
Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this
message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your
eBay registration. If you received this notice and you are not the
authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of eBay
policy to represent oneself as another eBay user. Such action may also be
violation of local, national, and/or international law. eBay is committed
assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to
misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or
theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement
agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of
Note: If this is the second time you receive this notice, it might be
because you have made a mistake when you entered your details or that the
account was not updated at all.
To confirm your identity with us click here:
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.
Trust and Safety Department
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