Dec 20 2003

Ebay Account Verification – yernadop again – Wake Up!

This morning I received another “EBay Account Verification” scam message. And again, “yernadop” was behind this one (see my first post on this subject: here). This time he used http://infinitymicrocomponents.com/ to anchor the verification pages. Within 2 minutes after opening the page, I had sent a notification to spoof@ebay.com where one is supposed to report those kind of scam messages. About 2 minutes later I called the owner of the web site (who’s phone number was conveniently posted on the “Contact Us” page). Some woman answered and confirmed that I had indeed reached “Infinity Micro Components”, however she did not have a clue what I was talking about when I told her that her web server was hijacked and being abused. After 5 minutes of trying to explain it to her, I decided to send them email and strongly suggest to shutdown the web server or remove the pages in question.

A few minutes after hanging up the phone, I stumbled over a WS_FTP.LOG file in a directory that was used by the scammer. Interestingly enough it shows activity over the whole year and where the scammer placed false “Account Verification” pages (www.luckymv.com, www.trackitsolutions.com, www.planetamultimedia.com, etc.) – the list goes on and on. Some of them are still active.
I thought that this would be valuable information for ebay, however when I sent it to the same spoof@ebay.com address, I received a notification that my message was not received by ebay, because it did not happen to be a “forwarded message”.

Bummer! Here I sit with evidence of other spoof places and gullible people are getting ripped off and ebay does not offer a way for me to report this? Sad … somebody at ebay, please, wake up and provide a way where this information can be submitted. If you’re interested, that is …

PS: It’s also good to see that the “Account Verification” page on Infinity Micro Components has been shut down earlier today …

2 Responses to “Ebay Account Verification – yernadop again – Wake Up!”

  • Cliff Says:

    Hi, I got an E-Bay Verification notice today 2/21/05. I’ve had several notices in the past. I may have responded to one of them, I’m not sure ,but I had an Austrailian break in to my credit acct through an ATM machine The Bank caught it because they knew me and knew it was unusual activity for me.They covered the loss. Isn’t there A list of agencies that are looking into the different kinds of fraud? Cliff

  • dean Says:

    i sell ebay and paypal accounts please contact for more info zenith4@hotmail.co.uk

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