ShadowCrew.com Prank Email
Email claims to be an account suspension message from eBay, but is actually a prank directed at ShadowCrew.com (Full commentary below
(Collected online, 2004)
Dear Sir or Madam,
eBay Account Management regrets to inform you that your eBay
account has been suspended due to credit card verification
problems. Your credit card failed to authorize and as a result,
your account has been flagged. All further transactions with
your account will be denied until this flag is removed.
Please take a moment to confirm your account by going to the
following address: eBay.com
If the link doesn't work by some reason use an alternative link
here - www2.ebay.com and fill in credit card data as well as
ebay username and password right in the contact form.
Trully your, eBay account management team.
P.S. If you have any questions or feel that this message has
been delivered to you by a mistake please send your complaints
to these emails: firstname.lastname@example.org , sales@onlineniccom,
If you urgently need some help regarding this message you may
call here:+1.415-665-6387 OR send fax to +1.415-665-7168
The message was sent by ShadowCrew.com mail system in favour
At first glance the email below looks like a variant of the eBay Phisher Scam.
However, this is in fact a prank email aimed at the Shadowcrew.com
website. It appears that the purpose of the email is simply to
cause trouble for the Shadowcrew website. The email makes no
attempt to disguise the links included. Unlike a real
scam, the links do not lead to a bogus, "look-a-like" website, nor
is the recipient asked to provide sensitive eBay account details.
Links lead either to the ShadowCrew site itself or to a contact
page for Concentric Dial-up Internet. The email even states that
it was "sent by ShadowCrew.com mail system". ShadowCrew has been
the target of other prank emails in the past.
Similar prank emails
have targeted another website,
DarkProfits.com. I would not
be surprised if the same individuals were responsible for both
the ShadowCrew and DarkProfits prank emails.
Whatever the motivation or origin of the emails, they are nothing
more than pointless trash and should be relegated directly to
the Deleted Items folder.
Write-up by Brett M.Christensen