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Date: 26 September 2006
Received from "Chase Reward Survey" <>
Subject: Question from eBay member

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Response from cmking26
cmking26( 197)
Positive Feedback:99,5%
Member Since:Nov-05-01
Location:IL, United States
Item: US Robotics 56K fax modem Internal Works No Reserve (8812386909)
This message was sent while the listing was active.
cmking26 is the seller.
Hello, Money was sent today.Please e-mail me as soon as possible because I want to know when I receive my package. Thank you, pleighty Regards
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Item Details
Item name: US Robotics 56K fax modem Internal Works No Reserve
Item number: 8812386909
End date: Aug-02-06 14:08:13 PDT
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It is interesting to see how much trouble the scammer went through to tell the recipient how to spot fake e-bay e-mails and not to do any transactions outside of eBay. This is a clever trick to add credibility to the e-mail attempting to remove any suspicion the reader may have. It is hard to believe that people can fall for this e-mail after reading it carefully.

Refer to the eBay Member Message Phishing Scam for another example similar to this one.

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