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I get this email with the ebay logo telling me to log in and update my information or my account will be closed. Check out the link that it uses to signin: http://218.1.71.226/.../e3b/

Looks real but I think it is a SCAM.
 

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It's a scam! eBay requests that you send these fische emails to them. Will not garuantee they will take care of it but that's what they ask.
 

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It's a scam. That IP address is located in China. If you ever get an email, the best thing to do is to just open a browser and type in the URL they show you yourself. Never click on the link, and especially don't fill in personal information. You'll never know if the link points to some new virus or hack to infect your PC.

inetnum: 218.1.0.0 - 218.1.255.255
netname: CHINANET-SH
descr: CHINANET Shanghai province network
descr: Data Communication Division
descr: China Telecom
country: CN
admin-c: CH93-AP
tech-c: XI5-AP
mnt-by: MAINT-CHINANET
mnt-lower: MAINT-CHINANET-SH
status: ASSIGNED NON-PORTABLE
changed: [email protected] 20010412
changed: [email protected] 20040927
source: APNIC

OrgName: eBay, Inc
OrgID: EBAY
Address: 2145 Hamilton Ave
City: San Jose
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 95008
Country: US

NetRange: 66.135.192.0 - 66.135.223.255
CIDR: 66.135.192.0/19
NetName: EBAY-1
NetHandle: NET-66-135-192-0-1
Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Assignment
NameServer: SJC-DNS1.EBAYDNS.COM
NameServer: SJC-DNS2.EBAYDNS.COM
NameServer: SMF-DNS1.EBAYDNS.COM
Comment:
RegDate: 2001-07-13
Updated: 2003-02-20

OrgTechHandle: EBAYN-ARIN
OrgTechName: eBay Network
OrgTechPhone: +1-408-376-7400
OrgTechEmail: [email protected]
 

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Phishing scams and such are very popular. I like to fill out the bogus forms with information... such as Home Address and phone & fax number of the central FBI federal building. I use a junk system that has no personal data on it to fill out the forms just in case the site tries reading cookies, system info, or installs some trojan on the box.

Would be interesting to know if the would-be thieves would try to contact and call the FBI and try to scam them. :lao

As others posted- Never follow a link in an email by clicking it. If you're still unsure, you can always call- most companies have a Phone #. Umm.. don't call the number that's in the questionable email either. :lol


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