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Re: Message from eBay Member

a particularly nasty form of phishing, and one i've never seen
before. it emulates your ebay sign-in screen, so you unwittingly
enter your user and password and voila, some kid in ukraine
has your ebay info. whenever i get a message that purports to
be from ebay i open a new browser window, type in the ebay
url, sign in, go to "my ebay" and check "my messages." this saved
my ass not too long ago, when someone actually did crack my
account - most likely using a credit card number generator - and
tried to open a new ebay account with that credit card info. luckily
i caught it almost immediately and no money was lost. but i still
had to cancel the card, change all my passwords, etc. - a major
hassle and time-waster. be vigilant! do NOT EVER respond to a
message to "validate, confirm, renew, or otherwise adjust" your
ebay or paypal account info. and when you get these spoofs and
phishes always forward them to spoof@ebay.com or

bruce tovsky

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