[Elfsea] FYI, eBay shoppers & sellers

Wilkerson, Glen D glen.d.wilkerson at lmco.com
Tue Apr 10 06:05:04 PDT 2007

There's also this.  The Department of Justice's website for information
on phishing:



From: elfsea-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:elfsea-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Randal Mars
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 1:13 PM
To: falconrose at lists.ansteorra.org; Elfsea
Subject: [Elfsea] FYI, eBay shoppers & sellers

I had received an email from someone pretending to be Pay-Pal
(concerning a dispute over an alleged sale) informing me my account had
been billed for an item. They also stated there was a problem with a
confirmation of my address I had no knowledge of the item involved or
the person listed as being a so-called seller. I ignored it until today
when I received a Customer Warning from eBay concerning *spoof* emails.
I did as the warning suggested and forwarded onto them the entire email
I had received. I just got confirmation from eBay that the so-called
"Pay Pal letter" was in fact spoof and is now under investigation. I
have received,over the years, several bogus eBay and PayPal
communications asking for passwords, account numbers, etc. and deleted
them immediately. 
This recent phish is a new breed, however, and I am glad I forwarded it
on to eBay. If you receive anything similar don't just delete it. (Ebay
Safe Harbor strongly advises NOT going to any website mentioned in the
questionable email. I am supposing their concern is because they feel
the website could be a doorway site for several possible types of  nasty
Trojans**)  EBay Customer Support requests that if you receive Any
questionable emails concerning eBay or PayPal that you please
immediately:  Forward the entire email without any changes to :
spoof at ebay.com 
You will receive within a short time a verification of receipt letter
from eBay that will contain a file number assigned to your report. In a
separate email you will receive further information from the Safe
Harbour folks at rswebhelp at ebay.com  telling you if your reported
questionable email was in fact a hoax. It makes sense for those of us
who use eBay and PayPal to assist in rooting out the low-lifes who try
and take advantage of the trust and goof faith of unsuspecting and maybe
uninformed shoppers and sellers.
This concludes my Good Deed for the Day posting.
**Trojans:  I am posting a link that contains a "quick and easy to
understand" tutorial on what a computer Trojan is: visit:

...The only thing that makes growing older bearable for a woman is
having earned the right to truthfully speak her mind... ~Cecily Neville,
Duchess of York, 1483~ 
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