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Old 02-07-2008
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Exclamation Beware Paypal Phising


I know some of you are the expert. Just want to share this scam.
I just received a pretend-to-be Paypal email with Subj: "Additional Information Required"

Well, it's obviously a phising email. From the link they provided, it led to the identical seems-to-be-fine Paypal website. The only drawbacks are:

1. Their email: ""
2. Their website: ""
3. When you clicked "sign up", it will link you to the sign up page. They even created a virtual address bar pretending that you are directing into the Paypal website

I know you guys are smart in working online. But I guess this kind of message can tricker someone to put their real information. Just beware it.

Cheers to everyone

"Additional Information Required Inbox
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Dear PayPal Customer,

We are contacting you because your PayPal account has potentially invalid or outdated information. Please log in to your account
and update the information indicated below.

PayPal periodically checks the validity of members' email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses to ensure security
and prevent potential issues with inactive accounts.

If PayPal does not have current or accurate information on file for your account , we may be unable to confirm your identity.This
may make it difficult for you to recover a forgotten password or to receive money sent to you via money request or mailed checks.

Please make the changes indicated above today, or simply choose to close this account and open a new one. You can even use
the same email address to open a new account as long as that email address is valid.

If you wish not to receive email reminders in the future, please edit your settings in the Email Preferences in your Profile.


Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot
be answered. For assistance, log in to your account and choose
the "Help" link in the header of any page."
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thats a hacker. Its not paypal. They harvest your email from paypal then send ⊗⊗⊗⊗ infos to hand over your password and log in info.. You would be surprise how many people fall for it..
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I think I fell for one of these for ebay. I was popping back and forth and clearing cookies and somehow I got a pop up that looked just like to sigin page, so I entered everything and then realized that the part of the IE toolbar that has the buttons was missing (like it is on a lot of IE popups) I immeadiately went to "my ebay" and changed my PW and ID. Account eventually got linked due to my own stupidty.
Just a lesson to beware of more than just email phishing
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crazy thing is that these scammers are so good that they can even spoof the paypal url!!!

so the lesson is to manually type in and only then log in.

***** edit: wait nevermind, this was with the older versions of internet explorer and only worked on internet explorer..god that piece of crap browser sucks...and still has like over 40 percent market share
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While not your typical Paypal phishing scam, I received this e-mail recently:

From: PayPal Payback Draw (
Sent: September 29, 2008 1:15:13 PM

61B Ashbourne Avenue,
Manchester, NW11 0DT,
United Kingdom

REF: SR000847

The Paypal Payback raffle draw conducted in September 2008, the results has
just been released today. And we wish to announce to you that you have
been selected as one of the lucky winners of Paypal promotion draw
with a Ticket No: A0258176X, REF: SR000847 making you the winner of
the total Prize of ONE MILLION POUNDS STERLING (1,000,000.00 GBP).

How do I claim my prize?
All claim will be verified by our agent company, you are therefore
require to send corresponding mail notice for claim to our agent with
the information along with your Name Address, Sex, Age, Nationality,
Occupation and Telephone Number.

Upon confirmation of your status, your prize fund will made available
for payment by our paying banks.

Claims Agent Name: Davis Oliver
Tel: +44 704 573 7252

Congratulation again and we wish you more chances.

Hernández Francisco Adrián
Europe Organizing Committee
Manchester City Central Claims Office

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PayPal Europe is duly licensed as a Luxembourg credit institution in
the sense of Article 2 of the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial
sector as amended (hereinafter the Law) and is under the prudential
supervision of the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de
Surveillance du Secteur Financier, with registered office in L-1150
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Now... I'm no big fan of Paypal, but I always forward these off to their security team at
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