[unisog] Fraudulent eBay Site
flynngn at jmu.edu
Tue Apr 22 20:43:14 GMT 2003
Jeff Bollinger wrote:
> Please be aware that http://www.ebayauthorize.com is not affiliated with
> the actual eBay company (http://www.ebay.com). The site with is
> accepting personal information and credit/debit card information as
> well. They have been spamming users to get them to come to their site.
> We have notified eBay and the hosting domain, but wanted to give y'all a
> heads up about this in case it becomes an issue.
Now I'm put in the position of ignoring this or posting
a warning to my local population based on Jeff's data
that may subject me to libel in the case that
www.ebayauthorize.com is legitimate. :(
( Nothing personal, Jeff. You're just the messenger. )
Does performing a registry lookup that doesn't resolve
to Ebay exhibit due diligence? :)
These types of things damage user trust in cyberspace
(and human nature and probably for good reason). How
to best explain to non-technical end users what web
sites to trust? Certificate chains don't even help if
the names are well chosen and who is going to look
at those anyway.
OrgName: Stefani Technologies, LLC
Address: 8888 Keystone Crossing Plaza, Ste 1300
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
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