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Re: Message from eBay Member

Yeah, the son of a bitch asked me in a bogus email (like a question from 
interested purchaser) what my BUY-IT-NOW price was for a current item I'm 
selling on eBay. It was a pretty good con.

Regards, Paul

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "bruce tovsky" <bruce@skeletonhome.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 7:55 PM
Subject: 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
> spoof@paypal.com.
> cheers
> bruce
> bruce tovsky
> www.skeletonhome.com
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