eBay New Unpaid Item Message Phishing Scam
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Date: 23 January 2007
Received from "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Subject: eBay New Unpaid Item Message from selectiveseating:
Item #320069534675? You won't know what item #320069534675 is, even if it really came from eBay. But that's the whole point, the phishing scammers want to make you curious enough so that you end up clicking on the link. The scammers may have good timing and you may receive an e-mail like this, after some recent activity on eBay. If this is the case, verify the reference number against the ones you received from eBay. If they don't match, then you know it is a scam. But the most important thing to do with any eBay e-mail, is to check the URL of the link you have to click on. Rather log into your eBay account by visiting eBay.com directly and not via the link in the e-mail.