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By: dr.anies
I have received an email from ebay, asking me to do a simple survey for 20 dollars. Google had conducted similiar surveys and it is not surprising that ebay could do the same. The survey was very tempting because I had nothing to loose and I believed many people would think the same way like I did. The email was written professionally and there was nothing suspicious about the links.

the latest ebay email scam looked in fact believable and I partly fell for it. Many people are used to acceptance scam emails asking them to restore their details but this one is larger treacherous. I fool's paradise this article restraint dissuade unwary internet users from being cheated by unethical people. The email looks like this:

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eBay ' s Survey Department

Dear eBay Measure,

You keep been chosen by the eBay ' s Survey Department to take part in our quick and easy 6 question survery, In return we will instantly credit $20 to your account - Just for your time! Helping us better understand how our customer ' s feel benefits everyone. With the information collected we can decide to direct a number of changes to improve and expand our online service. The information you provide us is all sensitive - No part of it is handed down to any third party groups. It will be stored in our secure database for a maximum of 7 days while we process the results of this nationwide survey.

We kindly ask you to please spare 2 minutes of your time in taking part with this unique offer!

To Continue click or copy and paste the link below:
http: / / signin. ebay - survey. com /. ws / ebayISAPI. dll % 3fSignIn / index. htm

eBay ' s Survey Department

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If you click on the link, you will arrive at signin. ebay - survey. com and there is nothing wrong with the site ( Ebay logo, header, footer... etc ). You might think that ebay - survey. com belongs to ebay. Wrong! If you type in the url ebay - survey. com, you will arrive at a totally different site.

Upon entering signin. ebay - survey. com, you will be asked to do a simple survey, then you are asked to sign in. The site looks real because it actually checks if your userID and password are valid. If you enter the userID as " blar " and password as " 12345 ", the login will not work. You should be able to login with any fake userID and password ( more than 8 characters for each ). After that, you will be given a very good reason to reveal your credit card details.

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Why do we need your credit card information?

Please enter your credit card information linked with your eBay and / or Paypal account. We will deposit the $20 cash back directly to your account within three business days of your next purchase.

The Credit will appear as " eBay Reward Survey " on your next billing statement.

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If you enter your credit card details, then " bye bye ". The fake ebay email uses the popular idea of " getting paid for doing surveys " to cheat unwary internet users. The email is tricky, tempting, well - planned and believable. I am pretty sure that this scam is going to claim alot of victims. If you have friends using ebay services, make sure you warn them before it is too late.

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