Thursday, May 10, 2007

New eBay Phishing mail scares users into revealing information

What do you do when you receive an email from an online financial company that you regularly deal with, informing you about the completion of a transaction that you never did in the first place? There’s a good chance you might lose your senses for a short while. That’s exactly what people behind this new Phishing scam targeting eBay customers are hoping for!

The advanced AntiVirus, AntiSpam and Content Security solution provider MicroWorld Technologies says a new email in circulation tries to pilfer confidential account information of eBay customers by sending them a tricky phishing mail. Appearing as a routine conformation message from eBay, it tells the recipient that she has sent $249.20 to an email address at

Then it shows a Transaction ID and Subject to numb the unsuspecting victim. To view the details of the transaction, she is told to click on a link. The mail ends with a ‘thank you for using eBay’ line, deliberately written to aggravate the user. Once she clicks on the ‘view details’ link, a new page opens up where her account information will be captured by online criminals behind the scam.

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