I have just received a phishing email purporting to come from ebay about my account. It states that there are problems with the account and quotes a link to click so that the problems can be looked at. Do not click this link. Delete the message. My email address may have been harvested from the Serif Forum. You may receive one of these messages.
Senders spoof address - firstname.lastname@example.org
hi the header on ebay means thay they will never ask for your bank account detail or somethink of that nature and as far as paypal goes they have nothing to do with ebay they are just a safe way of paying for items of ebay or anybody else that users the paypal site mainly the thinks that get sent to you are receits for your items that you can print out
any forum that lists your email address [like this one] is liable for phishing / harvesting of email addresses. These addresses are harvested and form banks of email accounts that spammers and scammers use. The address I use here is one I created "specifically" for visiting this forum to prove it was happening, sure enough it is. The easy was round it is to post with your address altered slightly [see above], then anyone who genuinely wants to contact you off forum will work it out .......... as has been advised before here and everywhere else, if in doubt, delete, what's the worse that could happen? that you might genuinely miss out on $20,000,000 of Nigerian oil revenue? I don't think so...... hit the big 'X', and the world will still be spinning in the morning, I assure you...
'common sense is a sturdy plant and self interest a great fertiliser'