eBay Insists Phishing Attempt Is Real?
from the that-seems-like-a-problem dept
We’ve heard how phishing scammers have gotten better and better at making their emails look legit — to the point that people are now often quite confused over whether an email is legitimate or a phishing attempt. The problem is worse for legitimate emails. While people generally can spot phishing attempts, they often think legitimate emails are actually from phishers. However, one group of people you would think would be able to tell the difference would be the abuse desk at a major company targeted by phishers. After all, that’s their job. Spotted on Digg, however, is a report from someone who claims he submitted what’s clearly a phishing email to the eBay abuse desk — only to be told by eBay that the email was real. The guy makes it pretty clear that the email was definitely a phishing attempt — and eBay just doesn’t seem to believe him, even though the site the email points to was hosted on a home network.