FYI: identity theft

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Nov 28 17:18:53 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, John Allain wrote:

> Just an FYI from me that in the past 12 months I've received 65 Spammed
> attempts to have me update either my eBay or PayPal account information,
> to a fraudulent party of course. Some of these are damned clever and I'd
> never respond to one of them without reading the html source first.
> Basically I'm just backing up the adage to not respond to eMailed account
> change requests, ever, probably.

I generally ignore them. Or if not, I certainly don't use the link
supplied in the e-mail. I go to the "front door" and log in
regular-like, and then do whatever update might be necessary.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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