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Just received some fake Paypal e-mails - They look real!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by C@MEL, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. C@MEL

    C@MEL Regular Member

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    Heey everyone,

    I just want to warn you guys! Today I received a very real looking e-mail of scammers that someone else logged in on my Paypal account. So I opened it in safe mode and it links to a other site, not Paypal!

    The e-mail looks very real, know my full name and not in the spam folder!

    Maybe old news, maybe not but I just wanted to let you guys know.

    it looks like this:
    paypal.png

    C@MEL
     
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  2. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    Logging in within a specified time span or your account will be locked statements are an instant fake to me.
     
  3. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    PayPal addresses you in their message as Dear C@MEL, Not as Dear member.
     
  4. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    Also, "Dear PayPal Member". Real PP would address you by your name.
     
  5. C@MEL

    C@MEL Regular Member

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    In the subject of the topic they used my full name, so I though it could be real.
     
  6. GeoISSS

    GeoISSS BANNED BANNED

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    This things (emails) used to arrive on my Inbox atleast 1 year ago. Not anymore. But for you it's still going on ..... :D
     
  7. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Nah, Just check in the message mate :)
    I think PP never sends you a mail saying "x.xx.xxx.xxx ip has logged into your account"
    They limit the account simply, if I am not wrong ;)
     
  8. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    they forgot a dot in the text.
     
  9. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you have to be careful about these things when you are in IM. But once you land here on BHW...you become smarter day by day :)
     
  10. No.RuleZ

    No.RuleZ Elite Member

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    its the scam to steal the accounts its old i thought they stop it that but it seems they are back
     
  11. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    1) Paypal always references your name within the email. Not "Dear Member"
    2) Paypal never locks your account if you do not log in under X amount of time
    3) Paypal never informs you that xx.xx.xx.xx IP has logged into your account
    4)"Your paypal account has been Violated" <-that sentence would never be used by any professional entity.
    Did my paypal account just get molested? wow.

    It does look realistic but it shows of scam alll over. They need to work a lot harder to be convincing. lol Violated
     
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  12. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    So you just started using the Internet yesterday?
     
  13. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Paypal does not use exclamation points :D
     
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    Just spam.
     
  15. The Interminator

    The Interminator BANNED BANNED

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    you nailed it :)
     
  16. edgematch

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    check the sender email. it will show you the truth.
     
  17. C@MEL

    C@MEL Regular Member

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    Ofc not, just try to help some new members or something. It's not meant for you but for (new) users who might not know.

    You're such a sympathetic guy and thanks for your reply.
     
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  18. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Any time you see this just go to your paypal account and sign in. If they really sent a notice, it will be there in your account. Go there on your own, not following any link.

    You should also forward that e-mail to spoof@paypal.com so they can add it to the bad actors lists.
     
  19. Naaoki

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    Never log in to paypal from a Mail. NEVER!
     
  20. Hubba

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    But what if they promise me that I won $xx.xxx.xxx and must login within xx minutes? Who can resist that?