Monday, December 12, 2005

eBay Fooled by Phisher

ComputerWorld is among the sources reporting on a phishing scam that was so good that it fooled eBay's fraud investigations team. If you ever thought you needed to be careful, Christmas is the time to be doubly alert. The email had been reported to eBay by a columnist for ComputerWorld. When he received a message from eBay reporting that it was legitimate, he was incredulous. He wrote back stating that the website that the email pointed to was obviously fraudulent, and it turned out he was right!

If you think you're good with computers, don't get too carried away. Even the pros get fooled sometimes!