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.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

eBay Collections Scam - Fraud - Phish

Fake email / Phish with a fake eBay site coming from website and a user sub directory (links removed). The email came to an email address not associated with any of our eBay accounts. All valid eBay emails will include your full name, your user ID and other details. If ever you question account issues, go to direct and log into your account. There will be an alert in your "my messages". That is a valid eBay message, not the garbage below.

eBay sent this alert notice to resolve your account suspension due to non-payment.
This is an automatically generated email. Responses sent using email will not be received.

We are writing to alert you that your monthly eBay fees have not been paid because your credit/debit card declined eBay's 2nd attempt to automatically deduct the amount due.

You have been indefinitely suspended from eBay because our records indicate your account was involved in activities that violate our policy governing payment of eBay fees. Because you are delinquent in paying your fees, we have suspended your eBay account. Your current listings have been ended and you are no longer a member of the eBay Community.

This account has been restricted and you will not be able to bid or list on eBay. To be considered for reinstatement of this account, click here and follow the instructions for updating your payment method to pay your outstanding balance in full.
As a reminder, past due accounts has been restricted from buying or selling until payment is received. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

Thank you,
eBay Global Collections
________________________________________Reference #: 10226.427.1

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