How to avoid being scammed by phishing emails

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This is a copy of an email in my inbox that has my ebay personal details.... very convincing uh?
eBay sent this message to door_drop_global 
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.

MC909 Notice : Account on Hold : Please confirm your eBay account today                       
 Dear door_drop_global,

Your account appears to be involved in activities that violates our policies.

Case ID Number: EB-065-617-349

This account has been restricted and you will not be able to bid or list items on eBay. To avoid further collections please confirm that you are the rightful owner of this account by following these steps :

1. Click here to confirm your account

2. Complete all required information

3. Confirm that the submitted details are correct.

If you do not have access to your account Contact Us immediately.

If you do not confirm your account details within 24 hours we will be forced to suspend your account .All current listings will be removed from eBay and you will no longer be able to register as a member of the eBay Community.


[Devin Wenig Signature]
Devin Wenig
President, eBay Marketplaces [Marketplace Safety Tip] Marketplace Safety Tip

Keep your money safe - never pay for items with cash or instant money transfer services, such as Western Union or MoneyGram. In the past some sellers have exploited these payment methods in order to defraud buyers, so eBay has banned them from the site.
Received a Second Chance Offer email? Double check that it's genuine: Second Chance Offer emails come directly from eBay and are shown in your My Messages.
Trade safely. Beware of anyone who contacts you about buying or selling outside of eBay. When you trade outside eBay, you're not able to leave feedback or take advantage of our protection programmes and resolution tools. Report an inappropriate email.
eBay helps guard your privacy and online safety when you use our messaging tools. If you and the member you're contacting haven't bought or sold from each other recently, our tools may make both of your email addresses anonymous.
Email reference id: [#a05-3dq70x4a35#]_[#c091e9b2b550462581605944730b7ae0#]
Please don't remove this number. eBay customer support may ask you for this number, should you need assistance
This email was sent by eBay Europe S.a r.l., which may make use of its affiliates to provide the eBay services. If you are a non-EU resident, please find the contact data of your contracting party in the User Agreement.

Copyright C 2014 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Imprint
If you place your cursor on the contact us link or the link to change your details, you will notice the underlying  link is NOT what you would like to click and enter your details!! The link that shows up is. .
Obvious that is NOT ebay uk. And i noticed that all highlighted texts lead to the same web address.

When this link is clicked on, the visitor is redirected to another russian website.... i can tell this because the web address ends with .RU and if you enter your details there? wham! you have been hacked!!

The best thing to do if you ever reach that stage is to change your ebay password immediately.

Thats all i can offer.

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