Fake PayPal.com or eBay.com emails
DomainAvenue.com has become aware that scam emails
which attempt to fool PayPal.com and eBay.com customers into handing
over sensitive credit card account information has been sent to
thousands of Internet users.
These fake emails, which appeared to have been sent to users
at random, purported to be part of a security check. PayPal.com or
eBay.com customers who received these emails are encouraged to
enter their details to fraudulent sites. As is common with such scams,
the URL used in the emails is cleverly encoded to disguise the true
location of the Web sites. The destination pages are designed to look like
the genuine eBay.com or PayPal.com Web sites. Only tell-tale signs,
easily overlooked, like spelling mistakes, give the game away.
Both PayPal.com and eBay.com are aware of this scam and have
advised users to avoid divulging account information in response
to these emails. Users are advised to contact them directly
if they have any questions or concerns.
companies will never ask you to provide security details via
such means -- if in doubt, be safe and ask first.
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Wyith Limited is
the official Registrar of .IT domain names with the Registration Authority Italiana (Italy),
Registrar of Denmark .DK domain names with DK-Hostmaster (Denmark),
Registrar for French .FR domain names with AFNIC (France),
Registrar for .UK Internet domain names, Nominet UK Ltd (United Kingdom),
Registrar of Austria .AT domain names with NIC-AT (Austria),
Registrar of Filipino .PH domain names with Domains PH (Philippines),
Official Partner of the Russian Regional Network Information Center for .RU and .SU (Soviet Union) names,
Registered Reseller of Australian Domain Administration (auDA, Australia) of Australian .AU domain names,
and Official Reseller of the Vietnam Registrar HI-TEK (Vietnam).
Wyith Limited is also a Registrar member of the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC),
a non-profit-making and non-statutory corporation responsible for the
administration of Internet domain names under the .HK ccTLD.
Wyith Limited d/b/a DomainAvenue.com is
the Key Strategic Channel Partner of the Melbourne IT Limited d/b/a Internet Names Worldwide,
a Gold Level VIP Partner of Network Solutions, Inc. (USA),
an Authorised Reseller of TPP Internet in Australia,
a Premier Partner of Web Commerce Communications in Malaysia,
an Authorised Agent of ChinaDNS d/b/a PayCenter.com.cn (China) (ChinaDNS is also a CNNIC-accredited registrar),
a Reseller of Register.com, Inc. (USA), and
a Partner of IP Mirror (accredited registrar of SGNIG in Singapore).