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I got an interesting spam mail today

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hector22, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Hector22

    Hector22 Newbie

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    I got an interesting spam mail today.

    did anyone else get similar mails? I got three of them in the last 24 hours.
    How do they manage that the sender looks like a legit paypal address ('PayPal Open Cases'<casesupport@paypal.com>)? ...just curious
     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    When you use an external non-browser based email client you set what you want your name and from email address to be. I think anyone would be a fool though to click any link in any email like that though, even if it were legit when viewing the headers.
     
  3. hma5150

    hma5150 Junior Member

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    i get thoseall the time i just tossem in the trash
     
  4. mosoi148

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    Yep, as I said in another thread similar to this:

    PayPal will NEVER ask you to log in through a link in an email. They ALWAYS tell you to go straight to PayPal's home page and log in from there.

    This is not really for the OP cause he obviously already knows this...but another member here got nailed this way recently. So if you didn't know...now you do.
     
  5. TapTapper

    TapTapper Junior Member

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    Any time you get an email from paypal that you want to follow up on don't click the link: just close the email and login to your account the usual way. If it's legit and it's from them, trust me: when you login to your acct it will BE THERE IN YOUR FACE (in caps) AND YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET AWAY FROM IT WITHOUT CLICKING TEN LINKS AND CANCELING AND SAYING NO THANKS. OVER AND OVER. All pp users remember this. If there's an issue they'll let you know when you're in your acct. No need to click ANYTHING in an email from them. Hell, I don't even click links in receipts. Never never
     
  6. nipit007

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    I usually send mine to spoof@paypal.com and let them know and take care of it.
    Not sure what paypal does but at least they know someone is trying to rip you off if you send to the above address @ paypal