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EBAY ANNOYANCES

BEWARE OF EBAY PHISHERS

The Annoyance:

I got an email warning that said I could no longer use my eBay account unless I "verify" it. The email certainly looks like it came from eBay—the return address even ends in @ebay.com. But the message sent me to a web page that asked for my credit card number. Also, the grammar on the page was awful. I know geeks have an aversion to proper English, but something smells funny here.

The Fix:

If something smells funny, turn up your nose and run. You've been the victim of an eBay "phishing" attack (see Figure 10-7). The perpetrator has spoofed an eBay email address and mimicked eBay's web site in an attempt to get you to hand over your credit card number.


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