Saturday, September 22, 2007

Spammer Trying to Trick eBay Sellers

PowerSellers started receiving this spoof e-mail. This is not from eBay and should be ignored at all costs. Also if you are bored, someone try to trace who owns this fax number: 1-323-446-7072 (it is a California number).

Dear eBay Member,

Your account will be suspended under the "Abusing eBay" section of the eBay User Agreement. This section states that eBay may suspend a user's account if we think that the user is creating problems (legal or
otherwise) or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies.

To have your account considered for reinstatement, please fax us both of the following:

- Copy of your driver's license or other government issued ID with your name and address clearly visible
- Copy of a recent credit card statement (copy of the actual credit card is not acceptable)
- Copy of a recent bank statement
- Copy of a recent utility bill

All contact information listed on the documents that you submit with your appeal must be consistent with the contact information listed on your registered eBay account. If any differences exist, you must provide an explanation for these discrepancies, as well as documentation that confirms your explanation.

If your eBay contact information is your work address, please send official documentation to validate this.

If your fax doesn't contain this information, we won't be able to process it.

Please fax all documentation to:

Attention: Abusing eBay Appeals

U.S. Fax Number: 1-323-446-7072

Please allow 48 to 72 hours for your request for appeal to be processed. Sending us an email before that time may delay your request.

***Privacy Note***
Any documents submitted to us will be destroyed after the information has been reviewed and verified. However, your full name and addressmust be legible for us to process your request.

Thank you for your time.


eBay Customer Support


Franny Ward said...

I received the same email.. Look who it came from..

(Full Header)

09/23/07 01:04:48 whois

whois -h ...
GeekTools Whois Proxy v5.0.4 Ready.

Checking access for ok.

Final results obtained from

% [ node-1]
% Whois data copyright terms

inetnum: -
netname: WESTNET
descr: Westnet Internet Services
descr: Osborne Park
descr: Western Australia
country: AU
admin-c: WA6-AP
tech-c: WA6-AP
mnt-by: APNIC-HM

In other words, some aussie.

Publisher said...

I got:

Received: from ( [])

Someone from Guam.

Well I guess it is someone from the Pacific.