We reviewed one of the emails in February 2022. It came from "B7NMC.B7MLT@uoxwwlsk.us via catherinerecipe.club" and had the following subject line: "Thank you for your order : 1.Axel Panel Platform Bed, Queen, Price: $718 $1,148.80."
The email included the greeting, "Hi Dear!" It's highly unlikely that eBay would ever greet any of its users with this language. The rest of the message read as follows:
Thank you for your order : 1.Axel Panel Platform Bed, Queen, Price: $718 $1,148.80
We're so excited you joined us. Now see what's next.
Thank you for your order :
1. Axel Panel Platform Bed, Queen, Queen
We need your confirmation to ship your order, please Click Here and reply with " Ship my order ".
If you think this was sent to you by mistake, please Click Here and reply with " This is not my item ".
Here's how the scam appeared to work. The email asked the recipient to respond with "ship my order" or "this is not my item." It also asked them to click one of the links that would initiate that reply.
The links in the email were formatted with "mailto:" and were not website links, meaning that they opened an email app instead of a website. Once one of those links in the scam email was clicked, it opened an email app and automatically filled in email addresses to receive the user's brief "ship my order" or "this is not my item" response. Those email addresses might also be scammers who would, in theory, be alerted that this person might be easy to scam with whatever ruse they chose.
In sum, we recommend that readers avoid the eBay email scam that mentions an "Axel Panel Platform Bed."