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Phishing Attack using PayPal

Jan 6, 2008 by     No Comments    Posted under: Tips and Tricks

I just received a unique PayPal Scam. This is the firs time I receive such kind of email. And after checking the links of the cancellation of payment I have seen that the links does not lead to PayPal.


Beware in this kind of email. It look like a real email since the email address that will show in your email list is [email protected]

[email protected]

show details 9:39 PM (18 hours ago)

Dear PayPal Member,

This email confirms that you sent $72.71 USD to

[email protected].

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Money Transfer Details

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Amount: $72.71 USD

Subject: Radio CD Player Panasonic CQ-C1405N

Note:

To modify or cancel this payment, go to the PayPal website at:

Cancel transaction (Encrypted Link )

Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

Speed through checkout whenever you shop online; just log in to your

account at https:/www.paypal.com .Send money to your friends and family.

Pay without revealing your credit card information.

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be

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Of course the first reaction from a Paypal user is to cancel the transaction thru the link that has been provided. And after putting your Paypal Address and Paypal Password.. bye bye.. all your account could be transfer very fast. So be very careful. What they did no know is my account was under .

So be very careful with this kind of email. Another why it is better to use Mozilla Firefox.

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  • Hey , Thanks for the tip.

  • I get these daily (along with ones form eBay, various banks, etc). Keep in mind the following:
    1. No site will ever address you as “member” they always use your name.
    2. If it’s unexpected or hard to believe, don’t click anything, just go to paypal.com and check your account there.
    3. No site will ever ask you to confirm info that they already have, I don’t care what reasoning the email gives.
    Follow those and you’ll never fall victim to them.

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