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I have received a very disturbing and dangerous email claiming to be from eBay staff. It states they need to update my credit card informatin. I looked at the site, which is in fact listed as www.iamteen.com on my browser address bar. It looks just like eBay authored it, and even has legitimate eBay links on it. But it asks for all my credit card and banking, my passwords and even my SSN and mother's maiden name!

I have tried in vain to contact eBay and I called the local FBI office, but the agent I talked to said only the internet fraud site is set up to handle such matters.

I tried the FBI internet fraud site, but their site says my cookies are turned off, and therefore I cannot submit a complaint.

My IE 6 says I am set to accept all cookies.

I would like to get word out about this dangerous email and contact the authorities.

Can you help me?

Thanks, Curtis

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This question was answered on September 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you have a firewall on your computer it may be blocking it I had this problem with a site and I disabled my firewall then I loaded the site and when I finished I enabled my Firewall again.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 5, 2003