Latest phising scam bid cancellation from ebay

Latest phising scam bid cancellation from ebay

I received this email apparently from ebay this morning. Very proper looking and as I had a number of items listed I clicked on the link to check out who had cancelled their bid.

ebay phising scam

When you highlight the link you see it goes to a site http://callofthetrees

hyperlink to phising site

My IE8 picked up this was a phising site, which no doubt would have looked exactly like the ebay login site and would have immediately grabbed by ebay login details.

The motto is check your links in emails, but even more importantly because its so easy to quickly click on a link, have a browser with phising detection and anti virus protection which will pick this kind of thing up!