Phishing Alert: eBay

A new kind of eBay phishing attempt is going around. It's only going to fool people who have something for sale on eBay, because it's disguised as a question from another eBay member about shipping costs for "your item".

It even includes the boilerplate from a genuine eBay message which says "Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay", although it does not in fact contain your registered eBay screen name, for obvious reasons. The phishers only have your email address, not your eBay screen name. (Of course, they might be the same, or at least similar. One more reason to invent a truly unique screen name for all the on-line services you subscribe to.) F-Secure : News from the Lab

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 2nd November 2005 10:48PM