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    Super Sh!t Stirrer SSanf's Avatar
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    Paypal phisher report!
    Paypal phisher report!I received the following.
    From:"service@paypal.com" <service@paypal.com> Sun, 7 May 2006 06:05:28 -0700
    As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
    PayPal system. We recently noticed the following issue on your account:

    Recent account activity has made it necessary for us to collect
    additional verification information. Case ID Number: PP-071-363-053

    For your protection, we have limited access to your account until
    additional security measures can be completed. We apologize for any
    inconvenience this may cause.


    To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal
    used to make its decision to limit your account access, please visit
    the Resolution Center. If, after reviewing your account information,
    you seek further clarification regarding your account access, please
    contact PayPal by visiting the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".
    We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
    Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help
    protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    If you are the rightful holder of the account you must click the link below
    and then complete all steps from the following page as we try to verify your
    identity.

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=p&pref=ig&pval=2&q=http://www.clien.net/zboard/community_rejoin.php/cgi-bin/us/update.htm
    Sincerely,
    PayPal Account Review Department
    The link actually goes to
    Code:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=p&pref=ig&pval=2&q=http://www.clien.net/zboard/community_rejoin.php/cgi-bin/us/update.htm
    I have no problem logging into paypal from their site.

    Can a mod disable those links so they can be read but wont work?
    Last edited by loxly; May 7th, 2006 at 10:09 PM. Reason: edited per ssanf's request to show the urls
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSanf
    I have no problem logging into paypal from their site.
    If you have logged into paypal from their site they now have your password. I'd suggest changing it before they use it.
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    Ssanf, you actually clicked a link from your email?

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    Send an email to spoof @ paypal.com so they can get that page shut down.

    I get about 10 phishing emails a week, so I don't even pay attention to any ebay/paypal emails anymore.
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    Gosh no! I went to the real paypal site and logged in!! No problem there.

    The thing was that this one looked so real, that I had to check out where the link really went to know. I am sure it has fooled most people who get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nature Boy
    Send an email to spoof @ paypal.com so they can get that page shut down.

    I get about 10 phishing emails a week, so I don't even pay attention to any ebay/paypal emails anymore.

    Same here. I just erase them and move on. In the past I would forward them to Ebay or PayPal as they ask. Only 2 times did they ever respond/acknowledge.

    I also get similar emails in the name of well known "banks" that I don't even have accounts with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witzer
    I also get similar emails in the name of well known "banks" that I don't even have accounts with.
    Paypal and Ebay notices alerting me to my accounts are easy to delete since I do not do business with either.

    I've received a variety of banking phishy e-mails and lately they've targeted a bank I have accounts with but I never signed for online banking nor do I desire to do so.
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    I get a load of phishing emails also, Paypal and my credit cards. Some are very creative and look professional, I can understand how some can fall victim to the scam.
    Just a squirrel trying to get a nut, in the Internet jungle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witzer
    Same here. I just erase them and move on. In the past I would forward them to Ebay or PayPal as they ask. Only 2 times did they ever respond/acknowledge.
    I always report them, and always get a response back the next day. Of course, it's always the same response from them "Thank you... blah blah blah... we won't ask for info... blah blah blah... stay away from those sites... blah blah blah... "

    Sometimes I do click through those just to see how elaborate the phishers can get. I really like the ones that try and hit my system with a trojan as soon as the page loads... real nice. Thank goodness for firewalls and virus scanners. Needless to say though, those pages are removed soon after I receive the response email from ebay/paypal, so the effort appears to help.
    Scott
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