Sunday, July 30, 2006

Phabulous Phishing!

This superfantastic phishing thing just turned up in my inbox. Although it doesn't show up here, it has all the right eBay graphics and is very professionally done. It almost made me want to click on the link to tell eBay that there must be some mistake. But they lose big time points for failing to pay attention to the listing date. If they're going to tell me that my item has been successfully listed, they ought to try to at least get the month right.

Dear eBay Member,
Your item has been successfully listed on eBay. It may take some time for the item to appear on eBay search results. Here are the listing details:

Akai PDP5006H 50" HD Plasma TV Plasmas TVS
Starting price: $499.00
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Details for item number: 5841168763
Listing URL:
Start date: Wednesday, June-27-06 11:30:00 PST
End date: Wednesday, June-30-06 11:30:00 PST
Quantity: 1 unit
Duration: 7 days
Listing fees: $12.60 (Insertion fee: $7.40; Photo: $1.75; Listing Designer: $2.10; Gallery: $1.35; )

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BTW-- The link in the post isn't the real link. It's a fake javascript thing. Using the "copy shortcut" feature, I got this:




Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

Very nice ;-)

where is cz? Czech republic?

Monday, July 31, 2006 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

Czexh Republic it is. I think that must be a real hotbed of stuff like this. A few months ago, several small xfctochfraudulent charges appeared on my credit card that traced back to good old .cz.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

Nepharious phishers!

Thursday, August 03, 2006 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

I got another one just lie it today, except that this time they got the right start date. It's nice ot know someone's paying attention.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 11:03:00 PM  

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