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Message from eBay Member Regarding Item # – Spam/Fraud

Monday, May 9th, 2011

We see so much spam, it actually gets rather boring after awhile. That’s why we sincerely appreciate spam that’s unusual or especially clever.

This spoofed Ebay Phishing Fraud email certainly fits the bill of interesting and very effective spam:

Subject:     Message from eBay Member Regarding Item #
From:     eBay <>

In the actual spam email, the item number is usually from an actual Ebay auction and the question certainly sounds plausible. We’ve seen many variations, but here’s a common example:

Hi , i`m from London and i want to ask you the buy it now price with delivery included ? Do you accept paypal ? Thanks!

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