Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Friday, February 29, 2008

eBay Phishing Scam - Never Ending Saga

We get a dozen or two of these a week, a fake eBay request for information, and regardless of the final URL the Phish is the same. No matter what link you click on it will take you to a fake eBay site that requires login. If you login, at best they now have your eBay login and password. At worst you also filled in the next page (on some of these Phishes) that asked for everything from your mothers maiden name to your social security number.

If you every receive anything that makes no sense never click on the links. For eBay go to, log in, go to My eBay and then My Messages and read them there.

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