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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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SCAM WARNING!!!! Paypal--

Recieved this strange email---Looks legit but when i opened a different browser and logged into paypal it showed no such transaction... I sent it to [email protected] and they sent back an email (not generated believe it or not) and stated this is the first one they have seen using this tactic. They said they are researching every website this is linked to and shutting them down. Pretty cool .....

I guess they want you to click to "Dispute" the charge and then they have you!

Just thought i would give everyone a heads up!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 11:55 AM
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Yeah I see, you enter your user name and password to log in, then they have complete access to your Paypal account; then you'll really have some charges to dispute.

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"Ride it like you have 30 monthly remaining payments" should keep most people out of trouble.
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I got one of those awhile ago
whenever I see anything like that I put my cursor over the link and a little popup window comes up with the shortcut location.. . if its not paypal then i just dump it.

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I hope you changed your Paypal password right away.

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Is that your address and name? Scary, that's a goofy one.

And if you logged in, best change your password like Mike says.

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I got a Paypal spoof of a different kind a while back. It looked pretty convincing but I knew it shouldn't actually be Paypal. Like you I sent to [email protected] and they confirmed they were working the issue. NEVER click on a link and especially NEVER enter your user name and password on a Paypal email, ALWAYS go to Paypal directly and verify that you have a secure connection before entering personal or account info.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 01:17 PM
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Remeber Paypal always uses your Username to address you in emails. Not a generic "Paypal User" or "Paypal Member" that is a quick tip off.

I have gotten a few of these and just tossed them.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Actually i was kinda suprised they responded so quickly!

No i did NOT click the link..No that was not my name either...I opened a new browser and contacted paypal that way. This REALLY did look legit when i saw it! My first thought was my wife spent that much on a watch for me? I'll kill her!! Since my phone is actually my watch!

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Yeah they are getting better at scaming. Also some play on you typing in the wrong URL, lets say www.yagoo.com

They make a site similar to the legit one, get all of your info. What's worse is that some people will continuously try the same dud site over and over again, confirming that they steal your info perfectly.

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Just thought i would give everyone a heads up!

thanks for the head.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 01:48 PM
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Don't depend on just hovering over the link and seeing where your browser says it's going to, because that can easily be faked. As others have said above, never click on a link in any email to go to any password secured site ever.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2005, 07:31 AM
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I've gotten so many different types of phishing e-mails and most of them say they are from PayPal. This type you posted is a new one to me. It seems the sender is playing off the fact that seeing such a large charge the receiver will get all pissed and click the link instead of going to PayPal. Thanks for posting it, Kelly. I'll keep my eye out for it.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2005, 08:16 AM
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Got one from ebay yesterday saying my account was suspended.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2005, 08:32 AM
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Got one from ebay yesterday saying my account was suspended.

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I've got them too. While they send these to everybody, they hope to scare the new folks into clicking. Anybody who's used Ebay/Paypal 6 or 7 times will know enough not to click it.

Good posting, I'll let my family know. They've just started using Ebay/Paypal and definately do not want them to fall for this.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2005, 09:42 AM
 
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I set my paypal up under my spam email address, so it's very easy to disregard the emails when they come to my legit one.
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