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    Examples of Phishing Scams

    Take a look at the image attached. Really look closely at the FROM: line.

    You'll see an authentic-looking ebay address. But if you look at it a little longer, you'll see the Ebay@REPLY3.ebay.com

    Reply3 is where the BS begins... That is a fake.

    Next when we click the URL, it takes us to a fake site:

    http://click3.ebay.com/14460512.54805.0.46540

    click3 signifies more BS...

    Just in case you've never seen a fake phishing mail.. the one attached is as fake as they come..

    Though you really have to be careful because the phishing scams are getting more clever by the minute.

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    nice one bb...should help a lot of people that...did u come accross that one in ur inbox?

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    Yep,
    I got that one today.. I get them all the time.. usually ebay, paypal, or amazon...

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    lol..i get ones containing details abt libido enhancers...

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    It sure looks real enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitkumar
    lol..i get ones containing details abt libido enhancers...
    yeah like you really need that

    Hey could you send me your emails ? I'll send you mine that have porn links

    I get those eBay scams too

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    Hey could you send me your emails ? I'll send you mine that have porn links
    for a minute there i took that seriously..i began typing "okay. wat's ur e-m..." and stopped..ROFL..

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    I run SpoofStick both for IE and FireFox. When I cick the "click3" URL SpoofStick actually shows that I am on Ebays site...
    Last edited by rik; February 4th, 2005 at 16:56 PM.

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    M&I Online Banking support (email phishing scam)

    If you get this in any future email, delete it with confidence - egghead

    Dear Valued Customer,

    M&I Bank, is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our customers. To protect the security of your account, M&I Bankemploys some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the M&I Bank system for unusual activity.

    We are contacting you to remind you that on Jan. 25, 2005 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with M&I Bank`s User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.

    We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.
    Visit to unlock your https://cib.ibanking-services.com/cib/

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely,
    M&I Bank,Account Review Department
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    Credit/Debit card update (phishing scam)

    If you get this email you can confidently delete it without worry - Egghead

    Dear eBay customer,

    During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures,
    we have detected a slight error in your billing information.

    This might be due to either of the following reasons:

    1. A recent change in your personal information ( i.e.change
    of address).
    2. Submiting invalid information during the initial sign up
    process.
    3. An inability to accurately verify your selected option of
    payment due to an internal error within our processors.

    Please update and verify your information by clicking the link below:

    https://arribada.ebay.com/saw-cgi/eB...ll?PlaceCCInfo

    If your account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to sell or bid on eBay will become restricted.

    Thank you

    The eBay Billing Deptartment .

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    Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the eBay User
    Agreement and Privacy
    Policy.
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    URGENT REPLY NEEDED (another scam email)

    If you get this email DO NOT REPLY to them for any reason - Egghead


    Subject: URGENT REPLY NEEDED
    To: Egghead
    From: markncube90@teenmail.co.za
    Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 01:15:20 -0800

    Dear Beloved,

    I humbly crave your indulgence in sending you this mail, if the contents does not meet with your personal and business ethics, I apologise in advance, I am Mark Ncube the first Son of Mr Solomon.D.Ncube former national security advicer to the ousted Sierria Leonean military head of state, Paul Koroma.I am writing to express my interest in real estate or landed properties in your country. Though my father died in detention a couple of months ago while been detained by the new government. Before his untimely death, he instructed me to leave the country for my safety and start up a business somewhere out side Africa with a total sum of
    USD7.300.000 ( Seven million three hundred thousand United States Dollars) which he deposited in a Security Company here in Bangkok Thailand.

    Actually, I have never met you before, but it was a friend of my father who happened to be present at his bural that adviced me to consider your country for my investments. After due
    consideration, I started searching the web side where I got your email address. No one else is
    aware of my proposal to you.Due to social, economic and political instability in west African
    region, I decided to seek your assistance in transfering this money into your private or institutional account for my investment purposes.I have all the vital documents that covers the deposit which could be faxed to you upon request. Transaction of this nature demands the
    highest trust and confidence between both parties. This transaction is 100% risk
    free. For your assistance in this transfer, I have decided to give 20% of the total sum involved and 5% mapped out for miscellaneous expenses that we may incure during the process.
    Your acceptance of this proposal or otherwise should please be communicated through my E.MAIL address. Your quick response will be appreciated. However, if you are not disposed to assist, kindly distroy this letter to protect the identity and confidentiality of the
    parties involved.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mark Ncube.
    Last edited by egghead; February 4th, 2005 at 23:58 PM.
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    Once again, I am running SpoofStick.

    "What is SpoofStick?
    SpoofStick is a simple browser extension that helps users detect spoofed (fake) websites. A spoofed website is typically made to look like a well known, branded site (like ebay.com or citibank.com) with a slightly different or confusing URL. The attacker then tries to trick people into going to the spoofed site by sending out fake email messages or posting links in public places - hoping that some percentage of users won't notice the incorrect URL and give away important information. This practice is sometimes known as “phishing".

    SpoofStick makes it easier to spot a spoofed website by prominently displaying only the most relevant domain information. It's not a comprehensive solution, but it's a good start."

    Now when I opened both this link and the one that BB posted earlier my SpoofStick said that I am on the page I am supposed to be. Now is SS correct or is it reporting incorrectly? Is this just a false sense of security that I have been falling prey to?

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    It's odd.. now that I have had a second chance at looking it over rik, I'm not sure either way...

    That page that I posted looked fake.. and real at the same time. Then when I went back to double check, I think it might be real... but I am not too sure.

    I'd trust spoofstick and say that it is correct and that maybe we are not.. but I dunno.

    The link click3 that I posted seems legit. But it is a redirect and that is rather odd....

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    Agreed. Either it is real or the "Phishers" are getting very good. I really recommend you try SpoofStick, both for IE and FireFox.

    It can be downloaded here: http://www.corestreet.com/spoofstick/
    Last edited by rik; February 5th, 2005 at 01:30 AM.

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    my post is a genuine scam. My email address is not registered with ebay.

    Please post all phishing emails as you come across them
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