More phishing emails from fake PayPal and eBay


Here are some more examples of phishing emails, this time supposedly sent by PayPal and eBay.

It is our hope that our series on Phishing Emails will help you easily identify a fake email from the real one. So next time you see a phishing email, just hit the “Spam” or “Report Phishing Message” on your inbox.

Sample spoof eBay email:

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eBay phishing email

from eBay <ebay-bmw-claimsdept@service.org>
date Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:15 PM
subject Congratulations! You are the STAR PRIZE WINNER of this year!

Reference Number: BMW:2551256003/23
INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS PROMOTION DEPARTMENT OF THE BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY in collaboration with eBay.
48247 – Logroсo – Urb.20 Los lirios, Lardero, Spain

Congratulations! You are the STAR PRIZE WINNER of this year!

The Board of Directors, members of staff and the International Awareness Promotion Department of the BMW Automobile Company in collaboration with eBay, wishes to congratulate you on your success as the STAR PRIZE WINNER of this years’ BMW Automobile International Awareness Promotion (IAP) held today in Madrid, Spain.

This makes you the proud owner of a brand new BMW 5 Series 550i Sport Saloon car and a cash prize of 20,000.00 EUR (Twenty Thousand EUROS).

To collect your prize please contact our Claims Manager Liviu Rupa. Please include the following information in your email:

Full Name:
Address (the address where the prize will be received) :
Phone Number:
Email Address:

Mr. Liviu Rupa
eBay’s BMW Claims Department
EMAIL: ebay.bmw.claims.department@googlemail.com

Regards,
MR. DANIEL SMITH
DIRECTOR OF PROMOTIONS,
INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS PROMOTIONS,
BMW AUTOMOBILE in colaboration with eBay.

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Sample spoof PayPal email:

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PayPal phishing email

from paypal@suite.com
date Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM
subject PayPal

We recently have determined that different computers have logged onto your Paypal account, and multiple password failures were present before the logons. We now need you to re-confirm your account information to us. If this is not completed by March 25, 2008, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner. To confirm your Online Banking records click on the following link:

>>> Click here <<< –> goes to the phishing site http://2bones.com/albums/www.paypal.com.php

Thank you for your patience in this matter. Paypal Customer Service. Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. 1999-2008 PayPal. All rights reserved.

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