Sunday, February 20, 2005

Phishing in action: eBay - Security Center

For those wondering what a phishing site is, have a look at this site, so-called the: "eBay - Security Center". Users get there if they click the link in a mail that reads:

Dear customer,

We regret to inform you that your eBay account will be suspended due to the violation of our site policy below:
* Misrepresentation of Identity (User) - Representing yourself as another eBay user or registering using the identity of another.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account.

Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to eBay.

According to our site policy you will have to confirm that you are the real owner of the eBay account by completing the following form or else your account will be deleted. Our apologies for this unconvenience.

Thank you for using eBay!

Well, it almost worked, too bad that:
-I'm not an e-bay user....
-and my e-mail client is non-html.....
Let's see when this link has been brought off-line.