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StubHub and BBB Caution the Public about Phishing E-Mails

StubHub and BBB (Better Business Bureau) have issued an alert to netizens about dubious e-mails, presently circulating online, thus published Wgntv.com dated October 28, 2011.

It maybe mentioned that StubHub is where items are traded through the Internet as also it is eBay Inc.'s subsidiary.

Appearing as an acknowledgement pertaining to a purchase order for a boxing contest's tickets (two nos.) scheduled for November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, the fake electronic mail seems as being dispatched from StubHub, with the price of the tickets being a huge $2,766.95.

Essentially, the message aims at fooling recipients into following given web-links so the perpetrator may acquire confidential info such as passwords and account numbers for credit cards.

Remarking about the above stated e-mail scam, Glenn Lehrman, Spokesman of StubHub stated that the phishing electronic mail seemingly landed inside inboxes of both StubHub visitors as well as persons who hadn't ever accessed the site to buy tickets. Washingtonpost.com reported this on October 28, 2011.

Furthermore according to Lehrman, the company had issued an alert message on its Internet site about the phishing campaign.

The message said that StubHub knew about some Internet users getting an e-mail related to the 47223311 order number that they didn't make. Naturally, the e-mail was one phishing message that neither StubHub nor its affiliate dispatched, it stated. The message also told users that no charge had been made to their credit cards and that they mustn't hit on any web-link that maybe provided within the e-mail. Ticketnews.com published this on October 27, 2011.

Significantly, the alert stated that incase an end-user accessed his account through the e-mail's web-link, he must instantly alter his StubHub password and incase he hadn't followed it then he could safely erase the message.

Meanwhile, according to the Spokesman, StubHub didn't have any more remarks regarding the event except for the published alert. Ticketnews.com reported this on October 27, 2011.

In the meantime, StubHub didn't reveal any information about when the spurious electronic mails started landing inside consumers' inboxes, what number of consumers got them, alternatively what number of people might've been victimized with the scam.

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