[Dshield] Fwd: ALERT: Your email has not been received by eBay.(KMM90984046V82225L0KM)

Keith Bergen keith at keithbergen.com
Tue Sep 23 14:15:49 GMT 2003

Unfortunately the email that they sent back did not make the 
post. It must have got stripped as an attachment.

Here is the EBAY response. I'm not sure if you've ever tried 
to contact them, but they don't make it very easy to do so.

---- Ebay response ----
ALERT: Your email has not been received by eBay.

We reserve the spoof at ebay.com email address for handling 
reports of Web 
sites that have been set up to impersonate eBay. In order to 
these reports in a timely manner and provide help to members 
who have 
been affected by this type of activity, we only accept emails 
that are 
forwarded to this address.

If you received this message after attempting to report an 
email that 
appears to have come from eBay but actually directs you to 
another site,
please make sure that you used the forward function of your 
program with spoof at ebay.com in the "to" field. Do not alter 
the subject 
line, add text to your message or forward the email as an 

If you have any other concern, please use our Help system by 
clicking on
"help" at the top of eBay's Home page.


**Please do not respond to this email, as your reply will not 

Best regards,

eBay SafeHarbor Team
---- End Ebay Response ----

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 08:46:43 -0500
>From: fkamp at comcast.net  
>Subject: Re: [Dshield] Fwd: ALERT:  Your email has not been 
received by  eBay.(KMM90984046V82225L0KM)  
>To: General DShield Discussion List <list at dshield.org>
>Have you tried telling them of your concerns?
>It could be that you are technically more capable than the 
people they employ.
>They might welcome your insight.
>Frank Kamp
>Keith Bergen wrote:
>> <rant>
>> Well, here I was diligently reporting the problem to Ebay.
>> Knowing how Outlook worked, I created a new message to
>> spoof at ebay.com, and then attached the original message. 
>> would allow them to view the original message intact. For
>> those that use Outlook, if you simply forward the message,
>> you get none of the useful header information.
>> Then I get this gem of a message back from them saying they
>> will only accept the message as a forward, and that they
>> don't want it altered any way. I think this is rediculous. 
>> I simply forward it, it will be altered! The way that I 
>> it was unaltered.
>> It's no wonder that people can easily dupe the Ebay 
>> when Ebay does little to help them.
>> Oh yeah, they also provide a web interface for submitting 
>> problem email. How are you supposed to paste a graphical
>> message into a text box? And if you pasted the source, then
>> they wouldn't have the graphical image that contains the
>> original message?
>> </rant>
>> Keith.
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