eBay Account Management regrets to inform you that your eBay
account has been suspended due to credit card verification problems.
Your credit card failed to authorize and as a result, your account
has been flagged. All further transactions with your account will be
denied until this flag is removed.
Please take a moment to confirm your
account by going to the following address: eBay.com
If the link
doesn't work by some reason use an alternative link here - www2.ebay.com and
fill in credit card data as well as ebay username and password right
in the contact form.
If you urgently need some help
regarding this message you may call
here: +1.415-665-6387OR send fax to
The message was sent by
ShadowCrew.com mail system in favour to
Origins: Despite surface appearances, this message isn't a phishing expedition designed to trick recipients into disclosing sensitive personal information (like a previous eBay-imitating scam). It's just another joe job intended to stir up trouble for the Shadowcrew web site.
The links embedded in this message are transparently bogus. The first one leads to the Shadowcrew site itself, the second points to the web site of Concentric (an ISP), while the e-mail links correspond to the addresses of the registrant and registrar for the shadowcrew.com domain. (Likewise, the phone numbers given belong to OnlineNIC, the domain's registrar.)
In case the tomfoolery wasn't already obvious, the message's final line makes it explicit: "The message was sent by ShadowCrew.com mail system in favour to eBay.com."
Last updated: 4 February 2004
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