For whatever this info is worth... Last week I received an "official notice" from Earthlink that my account information was no longer current and that I needed to click on the link to update my account. The notice was sent as an html document with Earthlink's corporate logo and content "style." I was immediately suspicious and did not click on the link for the following reasons: I just updated my account info last May and knew there couldn't be anything "out of date." Also, the content had several misspellings and a couple of punctuation errors. Finally, there was an attachment to the email which turned out to be a .gif of Earthlink's corporate logo. So I immediately contacted Earthlink's Customer Service people, explained/described what I had received, and asked them to confirm or deny it had come from them. The answer was that it is in fact a scam to extract credit card and banking info. It's been going on for several weeks, and Earthlink is working with authorities to catch the ID thieves. Then yesterday I got a similar "notice" again, but this time it was supposedly from eBay. Had all of the official eBay logos and artwork. But this time, the message said that their account people noticed "strange activity" related to my account and traced it to ISP # "such and so." They suspected that my account had been hacked and was being used in a fraudulent manner. Please click on the link, etc. There was just one problem: I don't have an account with eBay and never have. I have never registered to buy or sell anything there. So, I knew this one was a fraud also. When I contacted eBay yesterday afternoon, they confirmed it was a scam and asked me to forward to them the email I received. Oh, another clue that it was fraudulent: more misspellings and grammar/punctuation errors in the text. So, like I said at the top... for whatever this info is worth. "They" have tried twice within the space of a week to gain access to my credit card and banking info. The emails are very realistic in appearance and are probably fooling a whole lot of innocent and unsuspecting people. Be forewarned!