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Be aware " FAKE PAYPAL MESSAGES "

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by madeye32, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. madeye32

    madeye32 BANNED BANNED

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    Hello guys ! I just wanted to bring to your attention fake messages received from "Paypal" . Actually they're not from paypal ...are from some scammers that want to get your email and password . I received this message on 3 of my Emails and many of my friends received it. It looks like this :



    Warning Notification


    Dear PayPal Customer,

    It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of
    our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website.

    If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your time and update your personal records
    you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

    However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records
    before July 20th, 2012.

    Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal account activity will not be interrupted and
    will continue as normal.
    http://google.com (I changed the link to google for safety )

    Sincerely,


    PayPal


    © 2012 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.



    Just be carreful at this types of messages . The message looks real but is fake .
     
  2. google2

    google2 Junior Member

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    that was a phising right ?
     
  3. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    This is a very very very very very extreeeeeeeemly old scam. It's been around since before paypal was even created [sarcasm]. I think everyone has got at least a few thousand of them emails by now. I get about a hundred a day lol. As a matter of fact, I got those messages before I ever had a paypal account.
     
  4. madeye32

    madeye32 BANNED BANNED

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    Yes :) The page that link leads to it's a fake PAYPAL PAGE ... I guess that if you introduce your email and pass you will have your account compromised .
     
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    I usually just mess with them, and play along. I put in fake information to frustrate them a little bit.
     
  6. gerryboy

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    reminds me of a nigerian flag
     
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    common scammer countries are nigeria , us samoa , india .. etc sorry
     
  8. ugjunk

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    I often get these types of email 2-3 times every week and It's been automatically flagged as a SPAM by Gmail.
     
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    Very true and it is quite frequent also.
     
  10. arsaltheman

    arsaltheman Power Member

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    I never got that email...however, spam are about 100s a day!
     
  11. Milo Kocina

    Milo Kocina Newbie

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    I haven't got anything yet from paypal or paypal scams.
     
  12. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I actually think I got that, but with any sensitive login page I just go to the direct link via a new web page.
     
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    This scam has been around so long I do not even see how it is lucrative for
    the person scamming. Oh well just always remember to carefully check the
    email that sent it.

    RedClover
     
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    Thanks for the update bro. These days they are becoming very common. I wonder how paypal reacts to these complaints.
     
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    LOL I get about 5 of these every day... must be working or they would not still be doing it after all these years.
     
  16. donnybluejeans

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    "If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your time and update your personal records
    you will not run into any future problems with the online service."

    This line right here would have set off alarms like crazy to me.
     
  17. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    I've been getting these emails even before I had a paypal account. :spank: