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New phishing scams using Ebay

Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:43:06 PM

There seems to be a new rash of scamming/phishing attempts, and eBay is partly to blame. It seems eBay itself has a redirection service in place on one of their pages. Scammers are using links that point to the real eBay site, but redirect to the scammer site. This is especially insidious, as the link you see and the link you hover over are actual eBay addresses, and eBay is actually forwarding you to the scammer site. Below is a the link used in one I received:

http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?RedirectEnter&partner=ShowItem&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fus.ebayobjects.com%2F2c%3B9739597%3B9123118%3Bz%3Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fcontactbay-ws-bayisapi.xm.com%2F

It's amazing that with all the phishing attempts out there, eBay is actually falling down on the job by allowing their own site to redirect unsuspecting users to the phishing web site.

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