Who would consider using any link supplied in an email from someone they
don't know personally? Simply reflect on how much you gain by helping to
embed Trojans on your machine (and compromise your security), and then,
how fulfilling it is to spend your weekend (or the money you pay to a
tech) trying to delete them.
Email tricks like this and those ridiculous Nigerian solicitations, like
all con games, gather a devoted following of lambs.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of RA Friedman
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 2:30 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] WARNING about a new E-Bay identity theft scam...
Yes, this is getting really bad since the "phishers" are now starting to
create exact facsimiles of the real sites. I got one for Paypal
recently. The link takes you to a site that looks just like Paypal. It
isn't. The rule of thumb is don't log into any site unless you have
chosen it via the actual URL in your browser. No legitimate site will
ever send you an email asking you to log-in.
Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]>
A WARNING if you use E-bay...
There is a new "phishing" scheme (a method of getting your confidential
information for identity theft) that seems to have started in the past
Here's how it works:-
You get a message apparently from an E-bay member who asks for your
about a seller who received money and did not deliver goods. The sender
that he was told you had done business with the person and gives a name.
Here is the one I received, although they may vary the message, you get
idea of how it works.
COPY OF PHISHING MESSAGE:
Hi, I have recently had a bad transaction with an ebay member.Here are
details: Christopher Keller,3422 Avenue,New York, 10001.I sent him the
payment for an item and it never arrived.Now he wont reply to my emails.
He said he made transactions on ebay before and you are one of his
I have reported the incident to ebat and to the law authoritiesCan you
me?Do you know this person?
END OF PHISHING MESSAGE
The message gives you a button to click on to respond to the message via
E-bay BUT IT DOES NOT GO TO E-bay... instead it goes to an E-bay
webpage in the Ukraine where the phisher gathers your E-bay name and
DON'T FALL FOR IT!
Instead, use your browser's "forward" feature to forward the entire
including headers to E-bay at:-
[log in to unmask]
They are VERY interested in shutting down these people before they do
... Graham Newton
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