Today I recieved an email from [email protected]
(supposedley). I will include a copy of this e-mail below.
It said I needed to update my account information before the end of March 12th. The link provided said ebay and when I clicked it I went to a very official looking website.
Now I am very leery about my credit information being on the internet. I have had no problems so far, because I am careful who I do business with. Hopefully nothing ever happens.
Anyway, I immediately went to the main ebay website(directly), and contacted customer service via e-mail. I then told JHRODY (member also, I work with him) what was going on. He asked me to forward the e-mail to him to see what he could find out.
He figured out that it linked to a redirect site hosted @ aplus.net. Immediately we knew it was fake. But it looks VERY real. I went to the link and entered using a login and password I made up instantly. It lets me in and asks for Credit Card, checking account, even passport info.
Jhrody finds the hosts main website and does a little checking to see if it was a legitimate site. It was. So we go to the contact page and I got the number for support. I call, and a woman who speaks very broken english answers after a while. I try to explain what is going on and she ends up transferring me. Then I get a man who speaks no better, and while trying to figure out how to talk to this MORON, he hangs up on me. Well, there were a few direct numbers on the site, but I wanted to talk to someone higher up. So I start dialing numbers very close to the ones listed on the site.
I ended up talking to the V.P. of Marketing for aplus.net, and he was VERY interested in what I was talking about. And he spoke perfect english. I forward him and ebay the email, and within an hour it was shut down.
Let it be known, these guys are serious. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.