Saturday, December 08, 2007


I can't stand those fake emails grom PayPal and eBay. So I found out where to forward them to. and

Thanks for taking an active role by reporting suspicious-looking emails.The email you forwarded to us is a phishing email, and our security teamis working to disable it.

-------------------------What is a phishing email?-------------------------
Phishing emails attempt to steal your identity and will often ask you toreveal your password or other personal or financial information. PayPal will never ask for your password over the phone or in an email and will always address you by your first and last name.Take our Fight Phishing Challenge at to learn 5 things you should know about phishing. You'll also see what we're doing to help fight fraud every day.

-------------------------You've made a difference.-------------------------

Every email counts. By forwarding a suspicious-looking email to, you've helped keep yourself and others safe from identity theft.

Then you also send fake eBay messages to

Thank you for writing to eBay regarding the email you received.

The email you reported didn't come from eBay. Emails like this one are fakes, commonly referred to as "spoof" messages. They're sent in an attempt to collect your personal or financial information.
Never reply to a spoof email or click on any links in the message. If you ever receive an email that looks like it's from eBay about a problem with your account or requesting personal information, check My Messages first. If the email is genuine, a copy will also be found in MyMessages. You can also forward the email to and we'll investigate. Don't respond to the spoof email, or click any of the links in the message. Please don't remove the original subject line or change the email in any way.

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