I was visiting some phishing sites (as you do) and came across this one. These things have short lifetimes; it may not be there when you check. It is/was an eBay spoof page, spam-advertised, which had a spiffy-looking Verisign Site Seal in the bottom corner, which was actually linked to the correct URL at Verisign! Perhaps this is a result of them just saving the eBay page to disk and whacking it up on the webserver. Anyway, I know no-one ever clicks on these things, but I thought I’d try it, to make sure I got a scary message from Verisign.
In fact, what I got was this:
Unable to validate this seal
We are unable to verify the status of this seal at this time. Please try again later.
Click here to learn more about SSL Certificates.
Wow, that has me scared. I’ll be sure not to type my eBay credentials into the site now…