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Old August 6th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Scam/Hoax/Spoof - For the info. of members.


Here is an example of a fraudulent email that I received today:

***Urgent Fraud Prevention Group Notice***

You have received this email because we have strong reason to believe that your eBay account had been recently compromised. In order to prevent any fraudulent activity from occurring we are required to open an investigation into this matter. To speed up this process, you are required to verify your eBay account by following the link below.

(To complete the verification process you must fill in all the required fields)

Please Note: If your account informations are not updated within the next 72 hours, then we will assume this account is fraudulent and will be suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is to ensure that your eBay account has not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.

We appreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep eBay a safe place to trade.

Thank you for your attention on this serious matter. We apologize for any delay in resolving this situation.


Morris Franklin
eBay SafeHarbor
Investigations Team

Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information.
Copyright 2004 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.
eBay is located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.

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Old August 6th, 2004, 11:07 AM
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Rule number one, never click on a link inside of any unsolicited email.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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How do I get my hands on Morris?
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