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PC: eBay Fraud Alert
- Subject: PC: eBay Fraud Alert
- From: "Gerhard A. Stuebben" <stuebben@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 08:16:17 -0400
Many of you, like me, may have received a message this morning purporting to
be from eBay and asking for billing information. This is a VERY
sophisticated effort that looks just like the real thing. As you probably
know, the earlier frauds asked you to reply to a message with your credit
card information. This one asks you to go to a web site that spoofs eBay,
i.e., http://www.ebayupdate.net/. While many of the links in the message go
directly to eBay, the credit card info goes to a link that is not one listed
on eBay's web site as one of their addresses.
I have reported this to eBay. In the mean time, please be extremely careful.
I would have been taken in myself had I not read the Federal Trade
Commission's fraud alerts earlier this week.
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