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Chapter 2. Joining UP and Getting Starte... > Protecting Yourself from Phishing Sc...

Protecting Yourself from Phishing Scams

There's one last thing worth mentioning about your eBay account. eBay will never send you emails asking your to update your account and then provide a link in the email for you to click for that purpose. While eBay will send you emails (and lots of them—either informational or promotional in nature), they don't send out the type of “instant account management” email shown in Figure 2.6.

Figure 2.6. A “phishing” email that looks like it's from eBay—but it's not.



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