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Topic: OT: Reporting fraudulent e-bay e-mail (3 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: George Steinert
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Just a tip for those who sometimes receive e-mail which looks like it's
coming from e-bay asking you to update your account.  Such messages may =
be
sent to anyone, even if you are not a registered e-bay user.  E-bay will
NEVER e-mail you about this sort of thing.  It is fraudulent.  One =
should
NEVER respond to such an e-mail nor click on ANYTHING in the message as =
it
is intended to harvest your information and use it fraudulently.
 
Always DELETE the message without responding to it in any way.
 
If you want to go a step further, you might do the following:
View the "full header" of the message and find the IP address of the
computer where the message originated. It looks like this: =
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
where the "n's" are numbers.  Go to www.arin.net and paste the IP =
address in
the search box and click on "Search WHOIS".
The search will tell you who the ISP is for that computer.  Usually =
there
will be an e-mail address for where to send a complaint of internet =
abuse.  
Copy the full header of the original message, click on FORWARD to send =
the
message to the ISP abuse e-mail address.  Make a BRIEF note why you're
sending it and then paste in the FULL HEADER.  Click send.
1.	Many of these messages originate from locations around the world and
may be governed by registries other than ARIN, such as APNIC (for
Asia-Pacific region), LACNIC (for Latin America and Caribbean), AFRINIC
(Africa), and RIPE (for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia).  Most of =
the
time you can dig far enough to find the proper party to whom you may =
send
the notice of abuse.
2.	The registries do not investigate fraud or abuse.  That is done by
the ISP (internet service provider) being used by the perpetrator.  They
will investigate and they will terminate the account of those who are
violating their Terms of Use.  
3.	ISPs will sometimes acknowledge that they have actually terminated
the fraudulent user's account though generally they do not confirm that =
they
have done so.  They DO investigate and they DO take action, however.
You may also wish to "cc" your report of abuse to spoof where =
they
will use the information to investigate those who are trying to abuse =
their
system.  Be sure to include the Full Header of the originating message =
in
your forward.

2) From: Diablo
Excellent post, thanks George.
Coffee blood lookin out for coffee blood.  May not be "roasting" related but it
would seem that a topic like this the benefit outweighs the cost.  
Thanks,
LR
--- George Steinert  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
there are always some new people here that might benefit from repeating old
information. First time I ever received one of those. I'll follow the tips
from N6ZS.
Cheers and thanks- RayO, aka xK9LHP _ _...   ..._ _
On 9/13/06, Diablo  wrote:
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