So today, as with most days, i received a phishing email, this one purporting to be from eBay and asking me to visit a URL to “confirm” my security details… What made this one so special? judge for yourself:
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 23:51:20 +0800
To: undisclosed-recipients: MISSING_MAILBOX@MISSING_DOMAIN ;
Subject: Messge from eBay -
Dear eBay Member,
This is your official notification from eBay. Your online has expired.
If you want to continue using our service you have to renew your online.
If not, your online will be limited and deleted.
To confirm your Account records click on the following link:
Scott R. Shipman, CIPP Senior Counsel, Global Privacy Practices eBay Inc.
So apparently my “online” has expired, and it will soon be limited and deleted unless i confirm my username and password to eBay’s new chinese division which is kindly being hosted by Guangzhou University Of Tradicinal Chinese Medicine.
I can’t believe anyone could possibly be stupid enough to fall for a scam as pathetically engineered as this one… It doesn’t even look in the least bit light a legitimate email from eBay.