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