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Look How This Guy Used Paypal To Drive Traffic To His Blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cocoholo, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. cocoholo

    cocoholo Regular Member

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    I received an email this morning. If this guy is from BHW, then congratulations. From all the spams I'm receiving everyday, I opened your email. ;)


    from [email protected] <[email protected]>
    reply-to [email protected] <<< that's paypai.com
    to [email protected]
    date Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 2:19 AM
    subject Secure your account NOW !


    PayPal

    Dear Customer, <<< [COLOR="Yellow]Again, Paypal advised us that when they do send email, they always use your name.
    [/COLOR]
    We have recently noticed one or more attempts to log into your PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account may have been hijacked by a third party without your authorization.

    Secure Account

    If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual login in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you are the rightful holder of the account, click on the link below to log into your account within the above mentioned period.

    Click here to Secure your account <<<< [COLOR="Yellow"]a link towards his site[/COLOR]

    If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporaly suspend your account.

    We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend to verify your account in that time.

    If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of PayPal policy to represent oneself as another PayPal user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. PayPal is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    Sincerely,
    PayPal


    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences.
     
  2. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    this looks like a classic Phishing scheme to me.

    Not Black Hat, and Not cool.
     
  3. Arthas

    Arthas BANNED BANNED

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    oh its black hat. but no not cool
     
  4. RaoulDuke

    RaoulDuke Registered Member

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    Yeah I got the same email. Kind of lame...
     
  5. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    its fraud lol :)
     
  6. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why did you tell everyone? Now Im not gonna get there password lol jkes :p

    I hate these people, I had my server hacked into the other week, had fake abbey national and HSBC pages uploaded (Online Banking) and then got an email saying that my site had been reported, obviously spammed the shit out of my site while they was at it as well then.
     
  7. Arthas

    Arthas BANNED BANNED

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    yeah shit like this really sucks for merchants. when they steal someone's info and cash out on it paypal loses money, w.e. When they use the accounts to pay for services that get rendered and then the chargeback happens, the merchant is fucked. Take it from someone who used to run a dedicated hosting business. I hate paypal fraud.
     
  8. cocoholo

    cocoholo Regular Member

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    actually, this is not a phishing email. if you click the CLICK HERE TO SECURE YOUR ACCOUNT, it leads to a website. it does not collect any passwords or something.
     
  9. RaoulDuke

    RaoulDuke Registered Member

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    And he does include a link or two to paypal's actual website.
     
  10. rjaff

    rjaff Junior Member

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    hmm i cant see who would fall for this don't really make sense to me if you going to send a paypal email shouldn't you list a paypal website hmm is he just getting traffic or do he want to get signups, sales or some type of action from the victim doing this seems weird to me lol
     
  11. s0phia

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    lame! not cool!
     
  12. mrtornado

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    lol don't tell you logged in to your paypal with that link :)
     
  13. q3ick

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    Exaclty, hes counting on noobies to enter there paypal info, and then he takes there info logs in to there account and sends the money to himself...

    Not BLACKHAT...Fraud..its different...

    -q3ick
     
  14. sidddd

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    Losers do these stuff.. cheat..fraud and fool ppl :smashfrea Not so cool!!
     
  15. DrJekyll

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    how is your firewall, they might already have what they need on your computer, so they can get your password from the real site
     
  16. iamsgf

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    I got exactly the same....... very lame, but there are alot of newbies out that that fall for it everytime.

    Basically if you are a good spammer and you can get emails delivered at a good success rate you will pull in quite a few accounts.

    But invariably their phishing sites only remain active of 24-48 hours.
     
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    Thing is, if there wasn't money in it they wouldn't be doing it. I just don't understand why they dont fix this at the provider(financial institution) level and use certificates to secure all their emails.
     
  18. brchcar1445

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    This is not fraud, basically what he did was steal a popular phishing scam approach and instead of stealing peoples information hes just directing them to his site.

    Its creative but his traffic is going to be way un-targeted.
     
  19. geraldn

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    A lot of noobs or non-tech people, fall for these phising emails.
    And the % of such people is high :)

    Anyways..its not cool to steal..its robbery
     
  20. marcus45

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    same here.i got an email saying my account got limited.