[Dshield] FW: 24A FPQ NOTICE: possibble account access by a third part

jamesmulick jamesmulick at columbus.rr.com
Sat Jun 26 02:50:00 GMT 2004


Here is a message I just received. It is an old trick, but a new example.

-----Original Message-----
From: eBay [mailto:mcmaster at mclesson.com]
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 9:03 PM
To: eBay Customer
Subject: 24A FPQ NOTICE: possibble account access by a third part



Dear eBay member,

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your eBay account
from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account
was used by a third party without your authorization. If you recently
accessed your account while traveling, the unusual login attempts may have
been initiated by you.

The login attempt was made from:
IP address: 172.156.173.98
ISP Host: AC9CAD62.ipt.aol.com


By now, we used many techniques to verify the accuracy of the information
our users provide us when they register on the Site. However, because user
verification on the Internet is difficult, eBay cannot and does not
confirm each user's purported identity. Thus, we have established an
offline verification system o help you evaluate with who you are dealing
with. The system is called ebay PowerSafe and it's the most secure eBay
wallet so far.

If you are the rightful holder of the account, click on the link below,
fill the form and then submit as we will verify your identity and register
you to ebay PowerSafe.

 <http://www.foundational.org/secure/eBayISAPI.dll> Register with eBay
PowerSafe


To make eBay.com the most secure site to place or bid on your
auctions,every user will be registered to PowerSafe.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to
temporally suspend your account.

* Please do not respond to this e-mail as your reply will not be received.

Regards, eBay Inc.



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