March 2nd, 2004



Dear eBay User,

During our regular update and verification of the accounts, we couldn't verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete.

As a result, your access to bid or buy on eBay has been restricted. To start using eBay account fully, please update and verify your information by clicking below:


This is the email I got this morning. After reporting it to eBay, I clicked the link and lo! there was a page asking me to verify my username, password, date of birth, social security number, credit card details and pin number. Heh. It was pretty realistic looking. Luckily, I am neither a fool nor a member of eBay and was not sucked in. I did, however, reply with some good healthy abuse and a few threats, letting them know they'd been reported.

Assholes! I bet they actually get a few details this way. I forwarded this to my Mum, anyway, just to be sure she knows about this stuff.
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