EBAY fraud alert

From: Marvin Johnston <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Fri Aug 29 17:48:00 2003

Jay West wrote:
> I recently got an email from the "Ebay security audit team" or something to
> that affect. Says they periodically verify contact information, and couldn't
> verify mine, asking me to follow a link to update my account or it would be
> disabled in 5 days.

This is a rather common scam that has been going on for about a year or
so. It has spread to PayPal, and is one of the rationalizations that
ebay is using to force all users to change from email address IDs to an
alias. If Ebay is doing anything about these scams, they are keeping it
a secret.
Received on Fri Aug 29 2003 - 17:48:00 BST

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