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Is this another PayPal scam?

Is this another PayPal scam?

Postby phileysmiley » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:45 pm

I just got this in my email. Note the web address when I mouse over the URL.



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Postby imnuts » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:47 pm

yes, just forward it to spoof@paypal.com
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Postby kanaloa » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:00 am

I get about two of those a day, and I hate those stupid things. Most of them look very real.
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Postby SCgone » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:02 am

kanaloa wrote:I get about two of those a day, and I hate those stupid things. Most of them look very real.


Same here, most of the time, they don't even come to the email address I have registered with Paypal.
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Postby rippinchikkin » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:13 am

That one caused me to pause too( I I got the same one.), there are so many and they are getting very clever... I think I even pumped the link into <b>idserve</b> to check.
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Postby c0ldfyr3 » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:18 am

i went to the Ip and did a ping on it , there are 9 servers at the location of this scam.. lol

dont ask me here how i did that.
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Postby phileysmiley » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:43 am

Thanks everyone! I'm not used to getting these (I guess I'm lucky).

imnuts wrote:yes, just forward it to spoof@paypal.com

Thanks! That's what I did. It did look very real, and only had one small grammatical error although it could have been a mistake they may have made anyway. "Verify" should have said "Verifying." :P
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Postby phileysmiley » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:57 am

I got an immediate response:

Thank you for contacting PayPal.

We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention. We
can confirm that the email you received was not sent to you by PayPal.
The website linked to this email is not a registered URL authorized or
used by PayPal. We are currently investigating this incident fully.
Please do not enter any personal or financial information into this
website.

If you have surrendered any personal or financial information to this
fraudulent website, you should immediately log in to your PayPal account
and change your password and security question and answer information.
Any compromised financial information should be reported to the
appropriate parties.

Please forward the entire email - including the header information - or
the site's URL to spoof@paypal.com We investigate every spoof reported.
Please note that the automatic response you receive from us may not
address you by name.

If you notice any unauthorized activity associated with your PayPal
transaction history, please immediately report this to PayPal by
following the instructions below:

1. Log in to your account at htpps://www.paypal.com
2. Click on the Security Center at the bottom of the page.
3. Click on "Unauthorized Transaction" under the "Report a Problem"
column.
4. Enter the Transaction ID for each unauthorized transaction in your
PayPal account. If you do not have any transactions to enter, click
"Continue."
5. Fill out the information and click "Continue."
6. Review the information and click "Submit" to file your claim.

For additional tips, please click on the Security Center link at the
bottom of any PayPal page.

We appreciate your efforts to keep PayPal safe.

Sincerely,
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Postby SCgone » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:02 am

LOL, that almost looks like a canned response. It looks identical to the one I got months ago.
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Postby imnuts » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:20 am

funny thing is that they have a link messed up in their response email, they have htpps instead of https :lol:
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