My First Spoof!

  LastChip 11:18 07 Nov 2004

Yesterday, I received my first spoof e-mail, allegedly from eBay.

It was, I have to say, very believable, suggesting my account had been compromised, but, being the suspicious chap I am, and knowing of the current wave of spoof attacks, I forwarded it to eBay for analysis.

The reply received today, confirmed my suspicions and indeed it was a spoof.

Look for a "from address";>

and a reply URL of;

http:// signin. /aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll? OneTimePayment &ssPageName=h:h:sin:US

(I inserted the spaces, so you can see the URL) PLEASE. DO NOT attempt to contact this URL.

So, BE AWARE, BE GUARDED and tell all your friends about this unwelcome trend in computing.

Most would say, I am computer literate. Sadly, there are an awful lot of people that are not!

  spuds 11:36 07 Nov 2004

eBay are fully prepared for this.The spoof can be forwarded to To spot a eBay spoof click here And they have a special ebay verification toolbar click here

  Buchan 35 21:36 08 Nov 2004

I"ve just had a cracker from Nigeria telling me I"d won about 2,000,000 US dollars. Needless to say when mention of my bank account came up it was consigned to the deep

  Sethhaniel 11:27 09 Nov 2004

£47 Million and as my surname matched the 'late owners' he's woild like to do a 60 / 40 split on his behalf...

Pull the other one its got a nigerian on..

Notice how its never a small amount thats stuck
like my grandmothers savings account has 10/- in from the 1950's and am willing to go halvers.

  Nellie2 17:38 09 Nov 2004

phishing is getting to be a big problem. :(

May I recommend Spoofstick click here it is free and comes in IE or Firefox flavours.

  LastChip 20:15 09 Nov 2004

Not full proof, but a very good start and I've been using it for a while.

Like Nellie2, I do recommend it, particularly if you use your computer for anything related to finance.

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