I got phished for the first time. Nobody has ever tried on me before and I was suprised just how realistic the email looked. I'm posting this just incase anyone else out there isn't actually aware of what this is. Imagine this email with all the ebay graphics. It looked good. You can even click on the link and get taken to a site that looks like ebay. Of course the address you are taken to is not the one it appears from reading the link text.
But that is the important part. If your bank, paypal, ebay, whatever ever send you an unexpected email like this DO NOT click the link. Open a brower yourself and hand type in what you know to be the correct address. Then check and see if they really do need whatever information is requested.
Place or Update Credit Card on File
We regret to inform you that your eBay account was been suspended for a period of 3-4 days, after that it will be terminated. During our regulary schedule account maintenance and verification we have detected a slight error in your billing information on file with eBay. This might be due to either following reasons:
- Submiting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
- An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due an internal error within
For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend,indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any inf
Expiration date: 11/06
eBay Billing Department
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eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.
Of course you can then take the time to fill out the information they want with every swear word you know.