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Ebay phraud– spam alert

There has been a wave of e-mails claining to be about items I’m selling on Ebay.. disputes and what not.
Only trouble is.. I don’t sell on Ebay. These are phishing attempts, ignore them (Even if you’re a Ebay retailer). If you must check your sales, log in normally, do not click the link.

August 26, 2008 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. ok i’ll look out, but also, i wanna know how comes that even clicking a link is bad ?

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    Comment by coration | August 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. Coration–
    Because clicking the links in these e-mails will download malware onto your machine and install it, take you to a phony website to harvest you login credentials, take you to a poisoned website which will download and install malware onto your machine.. or, some combination of the above.

    But.. you knew that. Right? Everybody knows that.. right?

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    Comment by techpaul | August 27, 2008 | Reply


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