Warning Signs of a Spoof Email
A. Sender's Email Address
Spoof email may include a forged email address in the "From" line -
Some may actually be real email addresses that have been forged.
(From: email@example.com; From: eBayAcctMaintenance@eBay.com;
B. Email Greeting
Many Spoof emails will begin with a general greeting such as
"Welcome eBay User."
Claims that eBay is updating its files or accounts -
Don't worry, it is highly unlikely that eBay will
lose your account information.
D. Account Status Threat
Most Spoof emails try to deceive you with the threat that your
account is in jeopardy and you will not be able to buy or sell
on eBay if you do not update it immediately.
E. Links in an Email
While many emails have links included, just remember
that these links can be forged too.
F. Requests Personal Information
Requests that you enter sensitive personal information
such as a User ID, password or bank account number by
clicking on a link or completing a form within the email
are a clear indicator of a Spoof email.