This email with the subject "Ebay Security Service Notification" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Aug 2006 03:30:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Ebay Security -- Security Service Notification
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Security Service Notification
Dear eBay Member,
We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your eBay account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was used by a third party without your authorization.
If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual login attempts may have been initiated by you.
The login attempt was made from:
IP address: 172.25.210.66
ISP Host: cache-66.proxy.aol.com
By now, we used many techniques to verify the accuracy of the information our users provide us when they register on the Site. However, because user verification on the Internet is difficult, eBay cannot and does not confirm each user's purported identity.
We have established an offline verification system to help you evaluate with who you are dealing with.
click on the link below, fill the form and then submit as we will verify :
Attention name: Unauthorized Account Access Attention number: 7967365480 End date: 4-Nov-05 19:32:34 EST
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