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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    Hey folks,

    Not sure how many of you may have received this email - or how widespread it was - but i'll share just in case... I know this kind of thing happens all the time, but in case it was the start of another widespread one, I'm sharing.

    An email, looking to come from PayPal - attempts to get you to connect to a page and give financial information. The site re-directs to an IP address - and is obviously a scam. I sent a report to PayPal, and they agreed that the guy was not them - and they are investigating - but in the meantime, if you do get an email asking you for anything from PayPal, verify the source.

    btw - this has nothing to do with thread also posted by me today about fraud.

    Thanks,

    -Brian Littleton
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    Brian, do an IP trace and contact the hosting provider. I'm sure PayPal will do that too.

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    ShareASale President/CEO and ABW Veteran Brian - ShareASale's Avatar
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    Yeah, I did all that...

    After years of chasing down affiliates it is almost a second nature routine now... I have all the emails templated and ready to go.

    Thanks,

    -Brian Littleton
    -Owner/Operator Shareasale.com
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    I got one of these about a month ago and reported it to the host. Never heard a word. Sad....

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    I received one also; it said something about locking down the account if I didn't re-input credit card info, etc.

    What some folks won't do for a buck.

    On the other hand, it looks like I'm about to partner with the widow of Nigeria's former oil minister, who is apparently heir to a large pile of cash.

    Easy street, here I come.



    Karl Smith
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by phillyBurbs.com:
    On the other hand, it looks like I'm about to partner with the widow of Nigeria's former oil minister, who is apparently heir to a large pile of cash.

    Easy street, here I come.



    Karl Smith
    _http://www.phillyburbs.com_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Too late. I already have partnered with her.

    Ya know. I listen to Tom Martino on the radio and every now and then, someone calls and says they were taken by this. It's ridiculous how many people fall for it.

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