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Re: email fraud

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] email fraud
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 21:53:29 -0800

Folks,

I appreciate that there are a lot of scams out there, and we all can 
get caught up in them.

However, iris-photos is not the venue for discussing these issues. Lets 
keep to the purpose of the list.

Thanks

John


On Dec 4, 2004, at 9:32 PM, jgcrump wrote:

> David  --  Thanks for this heads-up.  You've probably saved a few 
> people from being victimized.  --  Griff
> ----- Original Message -----
>  From: David Ferguson
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 12:04 AM
> Subject: [iris-photos] email fraud
>
> Hi all,
>  
> Since I know some of you purchase from Ebay, I thought this might be 
> something useful to know about.
>  
> Today I received an email stating that my Ebay account had been used 
> to make fraudulent purchases in Europe.  It was a very convincing 
> email, complete with the Ebay header, disclaimers, and an address.  It 
> linked to an apparent Ebay sign in page that in turn linked to my real 
> Ebay account if I followed the links at the top.  It also stated that 
> account information had to be verified within 72 hours or my Ebay 
> account would be cancelled.  After opening a link and apparently 
> logging into Ebay, a page opened which asked for information I've 
> never supplied to Ebay and which Ebay never asks for.  Logging in 
> probably supplies the password for the Ebay account, and the page asks 
> for credit card numbers, security numbers, pin numbers, social 
> security numbers, etc.  It is a very well done fraud.
>  
> When contacted, Ebay responded within 5 minutes that it was indeed a 
> fraud.
>  
> I have received other such attempts, quite a number for supposed Yahoo 
> and Ebay sites.  They usually ask if I want to set up a credit account 
> or some such thing.
>  
> If this particular one had asked for information that Ebay really had 
> already, I probably would have fallen for it, and it is very 
> convincing.
>  
> If you get such a note, contact the company supposed to be asking for 
> the information.  Never supply the information without checking.  My 
> wife has been getting similar emails supposedly from banks where she 
> has accounts; however, those were never so professionally done, and 
> were obvious frauds.
>  
> For anybody who wants details, I would be glad to supply text copies 
> of the fraudulent note (with headers and links removed) and the 
> response from Ebay.
>  
> Dave
>
>
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