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, June 03, 2011

PHISH > << Welcome to the PowerSeller and Top-rated seller portal !

Wow… got 83 of these in my SPAM folder today.. OMG really! 


eBay stopped the Powerseller program for the Top Seller program a while ago… 


If you get these, DO NOT click on the links.






Email came from  (eby) not eBay.


From: eBay [mailto: ]
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 1:49 PM
Subject: Welcome to the PowerSeller and Top-rated seller portal !


Dear eBay Member,


You've been on a super sales streak and since you've done so well, it's time to recognize you for your efforts. You are PowerSeller Silver!

Congratulations! joining the eBay Silver PowerSeller Program. Come and join us. When you join the PowerSeller program, you'll be able to receive more of the support you'll need for continued success. So, why wait? Join now! (removed)




PowerSeller icon next to your User ID in recognition of your hard work.


PowerSeller Priority Support via email webform and phone support at Silver level and above.


Exclusive offerings on the PowerSeller portal--check in frequently to see updated program benefits and special offers!


Discussion Board for you to network with other PowerSellers.

Free PowerSeller Business Templates for business cards and letterhead.


Membership to the PowerSeller program is FREE.

Again, congratulations and best wishes for your continued success!

eBay PowerSeller Team

Please Become an eBay Power Seller within 24 hours

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You are receiving this communication because you are part of the PowerSeller program. This is a one time communication. There is no need to unsubscribe. eBay will not request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers) in an email.

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Anonymous said...

Have received about 350 of these in the last 3 days

Anonymous said...

We have received hundreds of these e-mails over the past 4 or 5 days. How do you block the e-mails on the server side?

Mike said...

Have gotten hundreds of these, how do I block it?

Anonymous said...

Download malwarebytes demo & run a scan. You have a trojan on your PC. This will detect & delete it.

Anonymous said...

I've received over 800 emails in the last 5 days and can't seem to block them!>