Scam Alert - "A2554 Notice - eBay Registration Suspension - Section 9"
Feb 10, 2015
The email message below: "A2554 Notice : eBay Registration Suspension - Section 9," is a fake and a phishing scam. You should not follow the instructions in the message because the email was NOT sent by eBay. It was instead sent by cyber-criminals whose intentions are to trick their potential victims into submitting their eBay usernames and passwords on a fake eBay website.
Please continue reading below.
The Ebay Phishing Scam
Subject: A2554 Notice : eBay Registration Suspension - Section 9
We are writing to alert you that your eBay account has been suspended, because your credit/debit card company declined eBay's attempt to verify your registration information that we have on file.
Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.to remove any limitations, you are required to confirm your eBay registration by following the link below :
Click here to confirm your registration
Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way until you confirm your registration.
Please note that this will also affect the ability to sell or bid on items.
This includes registering a new account.
eBay Safeharbor Department SD5
Clicking on the link in the phishing email message above, will take the potential victims to a fake eBay website where they will be asked to enter their username and password. Once the requested information is submitted, it will be sent to the scammers behind the phishing email, who will use it to hijack the victims' accounts.
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