Phishers target good Samaritans

Monday, 15 August 2005, 7:12 PM EST

A novel phishing scam against eBay is spreading which attempts to take advantage on people's good natures.

Emails have been sent out widely claiming to be from a wheelchair-bound 89 year old called Greta. She claims to be having problems finding a particular auction and asks for help.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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