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eBay fights back against phishers


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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:03 AM

eBay fights back against phishers. eBay has moved to squelch spoofed e-mail bearing its name by introducing a private mail service.Published: January 4, 2005, 1:23 PM PST By Stefanie Olsen Staff Writer, CNET News.com In recent weeks, the online auctioneer introduced My Messages, a free, personalized in-box for eBay customers that contains communications only sent from eBay. That way, members can be sure to avoid spam in disguise or phishing scams designed to lure people to a fake eBay Web site in order to capture credit card numbers or other personal information. "You'll know that the messages you get from eBay are truly from eBay," said Chris Donlay, a spokesman for the online auction company. "This is one way to fight spoof e-mail and phishing." ...Its newest message center, which is the result of member suggestions, is only in the first phase of development and could eventually incorporate member-to-member communications, Donlay said. Future versions have yet to be decided, he said.... ...eBay began notifying some members of the new message center over the weekend.
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