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Beaware of this email ,,,i have been Scammed for $99

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by virtualcompany, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. virtualcompany

    virtualcompany Newbie

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    From: PayPal <services@security.com>
    Sent: Wed, October 14, 2009 10:41:24 AM
    Subject: Please Update Your Account PayPal !






    Please Update Your Account


    Dear valued PayPal member:
    It has come to out 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 online experience and update your personal records
    you will not run into any future problems with the online services.

    However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
    Please update your records on or before October 14, 2009.

    Once you have updated. your account records, your PayPal session will not
    be interrupted and will continue as normal.

    To update your PayPal records click on the following link:
    https://www.paypal.com/(complete link deleted)
    PayPal, Inc.
    P.O. Box 45950
    Omaha, NE 68145

    Sincerely,

    PayPal
     
  2. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I wanna see the link lol
     
  3. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Don't touch the REP!

    You are kidding ..... right?

    HTH .... :cool2:

     
  4. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear that, One thing I'll say is that it's more than clear by the verbage that it's BS. Paypal uses more professional form letters without typos etc. If you ever question it in the future just send a copy of the email to Paypal themselves before proceeding so they can confirm whether it's the real deal or not.
     
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  5. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Anyone that falls for a phishing paypal email these days should just turn off the computer and spend their time doing something else
     
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  6. kronos66

    kronos66 Newbie

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    Paypal always addresses you by name, never "paypal member". Consider it a tough lesson learned.
     
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  7. JacksGlad

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    Paypal xss or html (<a href=http://phising.com>http://paypal.com</a>)..

    Easy to spot, yet you fell for it.
     
  8. AKOEAJA

    AKOEAJA Newbie

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    Yes Iam agree with kronos66, Paypal always use your name in their email
    not only a genaral address suc as customre, etc....

    Hope this case will make us learn an aware.
     
  9. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    You better report that to paypal now and try to get your money back.
     
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  10. fbrcold

    fbrcold Junior Member

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    They just change up the email and keep resending.
     
  11. erderd

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    OP, I am Detective Ugawugga of the Zimbabwe special police force. We have managed to trace the criminals responsible for this foul act upon yourself, and have confiscated his assets.

    As a victim of his criminal acts, we have calculated that you are due a share of the proceeds, which in your case, equate to $10,785,454.72. However, before we can release these funds to your good self, we will need some banking details from you, as well as a $172 international handling fee. Please contact me at the_police@yahoo.com to facilitate the speedy transfer of funds to yourself.

    Good day to you and may God bless you and your family.
     
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  12. mosoi148

    mosoi148 Regular Member

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    Yep, also PayPal states (cant remember where, maybe in their ACTUAL emails) that they will NEVER ask you to log in through an email. They tell you to go directly to their site and log in from there.

    Hard lesson learned, just make sure you know better when Mrs. Udofia sends you an email saying her hubby died and needs your help with a large bank transaction.

    EDIT:

    This guy sounds legit though.
     
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  13. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Man I can't believe you fell for that. That's the oldest trick in th book. What planet have you been living on for the last 7 years?

    With all of the typos and bad language, I'm amazed that you clicked on that link.
     
  14. suave

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    I just updated my info and also sent my information to the zar o nigeria just waiting for my deposit in my bank account yay
    Suave
     
  15. shadowfax

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    Sorry to hear about your loss man but you should never click on links received through emails..... tough luck
     
  16. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    In the UK we've got SMS security. Before any transactions can be made they text me a
    code to enter. But I find it Ironic that a member of a black hat board is nieve enough
    to get scammed in this way.
     
  17. jimbobo2779

    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    surely you hover over and check that the link actually points to a paypal tld, if not don't click it. Sorry you got screwed but its hardly uncommon, I get 10s of these daily. Also get 10s daily from banks ive never stepped foot in asking me to update my settings lol.
     
  18. boo blizzi

    boo blizzi Regular Member

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    dogz...this shit right here got me cracking the fuck up...good work!!
     
  19. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I also find great solace in filling out the fields with derogatory terms about their mums.
     
  20. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    OMFG, cant believe people still falling for these kinda crap in this time :D