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Wed 17/09/03 at 10:24
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This arrived in my inbox this morning ...

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Dear eBay User,

During our regular udpate and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete.

As a result, your access to bid or buy on Ebay has been restricted. To start using your eBay account fully, please update and verify your information by clicking below :

https://scgi.ebay.com/saw-cgi/ eBayISAPI.dll?VerifyInformation

Regards,

eBay

**Please Do Not Reply To This E-Mail As You Will Not Receive A Responce**

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I read it and thought "Fair enough" so I clicked on the link to be met with an official-ish looking page asking me for various details like eBay username, password, full name etc. Then I came to 'Social Security Number' (which is the American equivalent of our National Insurance number) and I started to get suspicious. My suspicions were confirmed when, not only did it ask for my credit card number and expiration date, but my ATM PIN (i.e. my cash card PIN).

Obviously I realised that it was a scam and closed the window.

Anyone else had one of these?
Wed 17/09/03 at 22:10
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"Twenty quid."
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Jesus.

*leaves*
Wed 17/09/03 at 22:09
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"M4ke Luv"
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Ebay is cool and is the best!!
Wed 17/09/03 at 22:08
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splint wrote:
> they sell all sorts off crap on their.bag of nails,fluff, bag of
> air,toast[no jam]
>
> its amazing people bid on it, how sad is that.

Did you read the original post?
Wed 17/09/03 at 22:07
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Alec wrote:
> That title had sooo much potential but then this... bah.

Sorry to disappoint you ...
Wed 17/09/03 at 22:06
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"It's been a while.."
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That title had sooo much potential but then this... bah.
Wed 17/09/03 at 21:36
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"splint"
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they sell all sorts off crap on their.bag of nails,fluff, bag of air,toast[no jam]

its amazing people bid on it, how sad is that.
Wed 17/09/03 at 17:55
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"Chavez, just hush.."
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Tom wrote:
> Very often, they use HTML emails, and would just use
>
> > >http://www.ebay.com/?page=updateblahblah29384

That's what I thought.
Wed 17/09/03 at 17:44
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Bah it's fake, really it is.
Wed 17/09/03 at 17:41
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Very often, they use HTML emails, and would just use

http://www.ebay.com/?page=updateblahblah29384
Wed 17/09/03 at 17:37
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Rickoss wrote:
> It seems liek they've just nicked eBay's address and added s' where
> they needed to.

It was a https:// site meaning you could make it look like you have any http:// site.

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