Re: email fraud
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] email fraud
- From: John I Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 21:53:29 -0800
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.
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: email@example.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
> 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
> 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.
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