Confirm Your eBay Account Phishing Scam
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Date: 17 September 2007
Received from "eBay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Confirm Your Account
|Account On-hold: Please Confirm your eBay account today|
Dear Valued eBay Customer,
We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures. Your account has been randomly selected for this maintenance, and you will now be taken through a series of identity verification pages.
To perform regular maintenance please click here .
If we do no receive the appropriate account verification within 24 hours, then we will assume this account is fraudulent and will be suspended. The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community.
Thank you for using eBay!
The eBay Team
PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD
NEVER give your password to anyone, including eBay employees.
Another eBay phishing scam, this time instructing the user to confirm his/her account. Everyone should know by now that eBay does not send e-mails like this, but it is quite obvious that people still fall for these scams, this is why the scammers continue to distribute them. Once people start to use common sense and become more vigilant and attentive while reading their e-mails, we should see a decline in phishing scams like these. Every link in this e-mail contained a rather obscure phishing link, the most obvious sign that the e-mail is fraudulent.