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    OK, I have had a lot of eBay related spam & phishing attempts to date ... but this takes the biscuit for the weirdest and most disturbing one that I have had so far:

    Ebay Id sourcechen Please buy now while you still can. This is not spam but good advertizing. Please visit my ebay link: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Chemicalsla...Q3amesstQQtZkm Title: RED PHOSPHORUS 100g LAB. GRADE SEALED This item had been viewed 58 times before closing Category :: Business to Business - Medical & Chemical Supplies Current Time: 15 Jun 2006 01:44:44 Auction Length: 151 days Start Date: 20 Jan 2006 23:28:28 Scheduled Close Date: 20 Jun 2006 23:28:28 Actual Close Date: 30 May 2006 22:30:30 Offered By: sourceachem (seller's current items...) Start Price: #14 (no reserve) Bids Received: 1 Item Location: Hillingdon Borough, West London, United Kingdom Carriage: Buyer to pay the carriage If tou want something +more usefull please emailas I woull like to help as much as the law allows. Most of the money goes to Suicide bombers. Lets Enjoy 911 this year buy what you can. God be with you. Please pray for us all. http://www.sourceachem.co.uk/
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    Wtf is this spam mail about? Do they support suicide bombers or work against them? Fucking wierd indeed.

    EDIT: Here is the store btw (didnt dare to click the one in the mail hehe)

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZchemicalslab

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    The one in the link from the email is a scam link i think. I clicked it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornadostormxl
    The one in the link from the email is a scam link i think. I clicked it
    Anything based at http://stores.ebay.co.uk is a genuine eBay store at least

    In any case, I sent the text and headers of the email to Crimestoppers. Not something I would usually bother doing, but this one does seem a bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vroomfunkel
    Quote Originally Posted by tornadostormxl
    The one in the link from the email is a scam link i think. I clicked it
    Anything based at http://stores.ebay.co.uk is a genuine eBay store at least

    In any case, I sent the text and headers of the email to Crimestoppers. Not something I would usually bother doing, but this one does seem a bit different.

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    Yeah, there was no actual hyperlinks in the email, it was just plain text.

    I am guessing it is just plain foolishness, trying to get a bit of attention by being outrageous.
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    More than likely it's a "joe job."

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes...obs.asp#joejob

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    Id send that to the police, thats serious shit, they are selling bomb making chemicals or something, and people are actually buying this shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaoticjelly
    Id send that to the police, thats serious shit, they are selling bomb making chemicals or something, and people are actually buying this shit!
    Yeah, I would do, but the pro forma for submitting information to the police online is so ridiculously over-complicated that I got half way through and gave up in frustration. I sent it to Crimestoppers instead, because they just have a basic webform where you can enter the information and hit "Submit".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker Boy
    I wondered this - which is why I preferred the option of sending the whole email along with headers to Crimestoppers, rather than reporting the store to eBay. The chemicals they are actually selling don't look particularly dangerous.

    The email mentions red phosphorus though which is a different matter.

    Even if it is a "joe job", I would quite like to see it followed up because of the provocative and possibly hate-inspired nature of the content.

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