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[WARNING] Paypal Spam PHISHING email

post #1 of 6
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Yesterday I got quite scared as to why a payment was paid with my account.
I saw this information on my phone, so naturally I was scared.

I went on the PC, and as soon as I opened my email I could tell it was a fake email -> from the redirect of the transaction ID and item ID -> I didn't click on either of the links

I thought to post this in order for people to be WARNED about certain emails.
If you did click on the link and/or have submitted your username and password, I highly urge you to contact Paypal and change password etc. I also would suggest that you run anti-virus/malware scans afterwards.

I hope this information is useful to some.
Always be cautious and careful.

post #2 of 6
Almost looks legit to me. All that's missing is your name after the Hello and the name from the address. And the link doesn't go to a paypal address.... Although the shipping address is also in Tennessee so seeing as you're from London it seems like a fake. I'd check my paypal after that just to be sure.
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Thanks for the heads up! Gmail seems to block nearly all scam tho, should be fine. biggrin.gif
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I'd check it. Always ALWAYS check it. Besides you should always EMPTY your funds in Paypal because i don't trust leaving it in the account. I always EMPTY it to my bank. More security and that way your funds won't be hacked or stolen. HTTPS!
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Better than most attempts. But again, pretty general sounding, very broadcast format.
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post #6 of 6
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Well the thing is this is the logic behind it:
-You see the email
-You panic
-You click the trans ID
-You sign in
-You've been scammed and you don't even know it

This would apply to:
-People with phones, that can't see the link for any given reason
-People who don't pay attention to things like this
-People who have recently been affected

I myself have recently come out of a IDENTITY THEFT fraud case. Where someone stole my DOB, previous address, and opened a dud bank account, in order to take out two phone contracts.
I'm EXTREMELY cautious about things like these, and never click on links I don;t trust, always shred my papers etc.
So even for the most vigilant people among us, one can be conned.
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