Spam: New trick – eBay

Spammer never cease to amaze me with their cunning ways to fool you into doing what they want.
Here’s the latest twist:

From: contact@ebay.com

This email was sent by an eBay member via eBay’s email forwarding system. Please respond to the question on eBay by clicking the yellow button.

Message From eBay Member
Marketplace Safety Tip
If this email is an offer to sell an item without winning it on the eBay Web site (including Second Chance Offers sent through this email system) please do not respond to the sender.
These “outside-of-eBay” transactions are unsafe and not covered by eBay purchase protection programs.

Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.
These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.
Is this email inappropriate? Does it violate eBay policy? Help protect the community by reporting it.

Hello, I have seen your item posted on ebay and i’m wondering how much it will cost to ship to 10023, NY. Please respond ASAP, Sheila Williams
Please respond to the question on eBay by clicking the button below.

Thank you,
jpuch2004

Looks really legit eh ?
Except for two things – first, currently I don’t have anything selling at eBay, and second, it’s addressed to the email address which I used to register my domains. This email address got spammed a LOT.

Back to the email above – the button doesn’t exist in the email that I received, but reporting it is actually a link to a Korean website, which mimics eBay’s layout.
If you’re not careful, you can give out your eBay account to this phisher / criminals without you realizing it.

So again, be extra careful with your emails.

ps:
If eBay’s interested – here’s the mailserver used to send these fake emails: www.shatura.com
See the comments for the gory details (email headers, etc)

4 thoughts on “Spam: New trick – eBay

  1. Here’s the details of that email:

    X-Persona:
    Return-Path:
    Delivered-To: milis-2@harrysufehmi.com
    Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1])
    by milis.isnet.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id 1B2DB22C0F4
    for ; Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:21:40 -0500 (CDT)
    Received: from milis.isnet.org ([127.0.0.1])
    by localhost (debian [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024)
    with ESMTP id 07404-04 for
    ;
    Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:21:34 -0500 (CDT)
    Received: from http://www.shatura.com (www.shatura.com [62.33.243.52])
    by milis.isnet.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id 157DF22C037
    for <34sp.com@harrysufehmi.com>; Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:21:32 -0500 (CDT)
    Received: by http://www.shatura.com (Postfix, from userid 48)
    id 345FF328FC7; Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:12:03 +0400 (MSD)
    To: 34sp.com@harrysufehmi.com
    Subject: Question from eBay Member
    From: contact@ebay.com
    Content-Type: text/html
    Message-Id: <20050926201203.345FF328FC7@www.shatura.com>
    Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:12:03 +0400 (MSD)
    X-Virus-Scanned: by amavisd-new-20030616-p10 (Debian) at abangadek.com
    X-Spam-Status: No, hits=4.1 tagged_above=-1000.0 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_99,
    HTML_FONT_FACE_BAD, HTML_MESSAGE, HTML_MIME_NO_HTML_TAG,
    HTML_TAG_EXIST_TBODY, MIME_HEADER_CTYPE_ONLY, MIME_HTML_ONLY
    X-Spam-Level: ****

    This email was sent by an eBay member via eBay’s email forwarding system. Please respond to the question on eBay by clicking the yellow button.

    Message From eBay Member
    Marketplace Safety Tip
    If this email is an offer to sell an item without winning it on the eBay Web site (including Second Chance Offers sent through this email system) please do not respond to the sender.
    These “outside-of-eBay” transactions are unsafe and not covered by eBay purchase protection programs.

    Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.
    These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.
    Is this email inappropriate? Does it violate eBay policy? Help protect the community by reporting it.

    Hello, I have seen your item posted on ebay and i’m wondering how much it will cost to ship to 10023, NY. Please respond ASAP, Sheila Williams
    Please respond to the question on eBay by clicking the button below.

    Thank you,
    jpuch2004

    This email appears in the language of the eBay site where you are registered.

    eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information. eBay will never ask their users for personal information, such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email. For more information on how to protect your eBay password and your account, please visit User Account Protection.

    Copyright 2005 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
    eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.

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