Advice on dealing with a phisher

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by T. K. Storsved, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Ok, so this guy is spoofing an email message from eBay and has sent
    several such messages to my wife asking to have her account "verified".
    An obvious scam, since my wife hasn't even USED eBay before. I check
    out the source code of the HTML message, and sure enough, the URL you
    select isn't the one embedded in HTML, but directs you to the domain
    biohunterhq.com, not even remotely related to eBay. I did a whois query
    on it, and it appears to be a real name & address, not some spoof name.

    I don't want to take a retaliatory approach to this, but I am pretty
    steamed. Is there some sort of state regulatory agency in the
    registrar's home state I should contact, or perhaps I should just
    forward the info with message to the tech support/legal people at eBay,
    and let them deal with it?

    C'mon you sages and wizards, whaddyathink?

    storsved

    "The true value of a human being is determined
    primarily by the measure and the sense in which
    he has attained to liberation from the self."
    -Albert Einstein
     
    T. K. Storsved, Sep 19, 2004
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  2. T. K. Storsved wrote:
    > Ok, so this guy is spoofing an email message from eBay and has sent
    > several such messages to my wife asking to have her account "verified".
    > An obvious scam, since my wife hasn't even USED eBay before. I check
    > out the source code of the HTML message, and sure enough, the URL you
    > select isn't the one embedded in HTML, but directs you to the domain
    > biohunterhq.com, not even remotely related to eBay. I did a whois query
    > on it, and it appears to be a real name & address, not some spoof name.
    >
    > I don't want to take a retaliatory approach to this, but I am pretty
    > steamed. Is there some sort of state regulatory agency in the
    > registrar's home state I should contact, or perhaps I should just
    > forward the info with message to the tech support/legal people at eBay,
    > and let them deal with it?
    >
    > C'mon you sages and wizards, whaddyathink?
    >
    > storsved
    >


    Forward it with all headers to
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Sep 19, 2004
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