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    Devil's Reject Electropulse's Avatar
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    Ever seen a live paypal scam site?
    just got an phising email and copied the url from the source, using Firefox I went to check it out, wow! never seen a live paypal scam site, usually they're gone in a short time.

    http://www.p*yp*l.com.updateyouracco...fo/update.html

    still live and hosted by Yahoo!
    http://www.whois.sc/updateyouraccount.info

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    Have you seen what the slimeball has for an advert on the site?

    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

    YouTrek

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    That was entertaining. They now have a couple of extra (fake) logins now. Everything on the page goes to a login, after you login (with anything), it asks you for your credit card info and pin number.

    Fred

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    Devil's Reject Electropulse's Avatar
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    that site still up?

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    Weird if you do a search on the admins name its a teacher in Indiana....

    Suz~~GearGirl~~

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    The page http://www.p*yp*l.com.updateyouracc...nfo/update.html is no longer live. I'm gettig: "Error 400 - Bad Request"
    Peace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    The page http://www.p*yp*l.com.updateyouracc...nfo/update.html is no longer live. I'm gettig: "Error 400 - Bad Request"
    Fill in the * with an "a" in two places.


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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    Fill in the * with an "a" in two places.
    Oh duh ... thanks Scoot!
    Peace,

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    i email spoof@paypal.com
    every day because all the scams i get are still live but by the time they reply its already gone.

    I also once got a real person responce instead of the canned responce

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Weird if you do a search on the admins name its a teacher in Indiana....
    - - - - - -

    What part of Indiana?
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    What part of Indiana?
    Never mind what part of indiana..... what ethics is the scumbag teaching American kids?

    You guys should contact his employers and get him put out of work.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

    YouTrek

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    Give the liberal school teacher a break. She's got a drug and sex habit to support = buying drugs for the sex capades with students.
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    PayPal phishing sites
    First, why do folks assume that the "teacher in Indiana" whose name is attached to the phishing site, actually has anything to do with it? It seems likely that that person was a prior victim whose data (and CC number) was used to create the new domain.

    Second, I've seen and submitted info to at least a dozen PayPal-scam sites, always entering totally bogus information in order to dilute the value of any identity/credit-card/bank data they are acquiring through the scam.

    Most of these are extremely poorly designed: often they contain obvious grammatical mistakes, and request MUCH more information than would be requested by any legitimate company (e.g. driver's license number, place of birth, mother's maiden name, multiple cc numbers, bank account numbers, etc.)

    I do think that the trick of using a domain name like
    http://www.paypal.com.security-confirmation.info (I just made that up) is a pretty nifty trick, since many consumers won't recognize that the "dot" after .com has a completely different meaning than a "slash" would.

    An interesting tidbit of information: when phishing scammers send 'bots in search of email addresses to solicit for their scams, those addresses are used almost instantly (e.g. the phishing-scam email is sent within hours, sometimes within minutes, and rarely more than 24 hours later) while "traditional" spammers who harvest addresses often take weeks or months before the addresses are sold and used for spam. (I learned this from the folks who created "Project Honey Pot" http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ which allows webmasters to create subdomains and web pages that can be used to track and identify email harvesters.)

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    finally, gone!

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    Thanks Tim for the insight
    I wasn't saying it was this person. I thought it was weird that there was an actual name that was tracible(?) and that it was a (female) grade school teacher of all things! I doubt a gradeschool teacher would be running scams like this....I should have been a bit more verbose in my last post.

    Now a college proffessor I could believe!!
    Suz~~GearGirl~~

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    I just got a scam email that I haven't seen before. It was a "Receipt for Your Payment" for $190.85, which I did not make.

    Of course, the email conveniently included a link:

    If you haven't authorized this charge, click the link below
    to cancel the payment and get a full refund.


    Instead, I opened a new browser window and went directly to my PayPal account and logged in. The payment wasn't listed. However, this email looked very real, and I can see where people would freak and click that link.

    Comparing the email to a Real Receipt for Payment from Paypal, there is no such dispute payment link on the real thing. Also, the real thing title says "Receipt for Your Payment to Name of Person Paid."

    Watch out for these guys. They're coming up with new ones every day.

    Also, whenever you get one, forward it to spoof[a]paypal[dot]com. If you get one for eBay, send it to spoof[a]ebay[dot]com. The faster they know about these things, the faster they can shut down these scumbags.

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    I get those all the time, seems I'm sending at least one a day to eBay or PayPal. They truly do look legit. I just keep remembering that you should always login to your account directly, not through the message, to check on things.

    I got a very convincing one today that looked like a returned E-mail bounce notification. Very clever. I ALMOST started to click to get more info, but then realized I never sent anything to that domain. Can you say delete?

    I guess we really can't blame the school teacher. No doubt a very nice conservative, Christian who has always yearned to teach children. Trying to make some extra money to buy school supplies on the side, and didn't realize they were doing anything at all wrong...

    After all, our country's leaders are doing it!

    Andy

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