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PAYPAL email scam

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by rap8557, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. rap8557

    rap8557 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    From:
    "John Smith" <ppautoconfirmation@hotmail.com>
    Add sender to Contacts
    To:
    nallusr@gmail.com, raffy_taichi@yahoo.com, roark_paul@yahoo.com
    Dear PayPal Customer,

    As part of our commitment to offering a safe transaction network for all of
    our valued members, we regularly screen account activity. During one of
    these screenings, we reviewed your account and determined that the activity
    associated to your eBay or PayPal accounts poses an inherent risk to the
    overall security of our network. Unfortunately, due to this risk, we have
    determined that we are no longer able to offer the use of our services to
    you.
    If you feel that we have made a mistake, please contact us at ppautoconfirmation@hotmail.com. In the email, include the following information:
    -Your PayPal email as shown: ?email=_____?
    -Your PayPal Password as shown: ?password=______?
    When you type these codes with your actual email and password into the space where the line is, our email will recognize the code and auto confirm your authenticity.

    We thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation with this matter, and are sorry for any
    inconvenience this incident may have caused you.
    Sincerely,

    Account Review Department
    ===============================================

    This was very convincing!!! If i didn't know about emails or anything about internet i might fall for this SCAM. Checkout the email ppautoconfirmation@hotmail.com
     
  2. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    When you see something that's not from paypal's domain (paypal.com) it should raise a red flag in your mind.
     
  3. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's very good, short and to the point, just the domain n knowing they never ask for details via email would stop me.

    I feel for all the people that get caught by this one, did u forward it to paypal fraud?
     
  4. AffGuy08

    AffGuy08 BANNED BANNED

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    Lol lame scammmer!
     
  5. anon7

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    Paypal would never use a hotmail link either, LOL, but I'm sure alot of people fall for this stuff though.
     
  6. gimmedat

    gimmedat Junior Member

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    Umm, how is that convincing... I don't even think my 8 year brother would fall for that. The same paypal phishing scheme has been going around since the beginning of time.
     
  7. Sniper

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    Just wondering when time began and when it did, were you able to send an instant payment notification? :)

     
  8. gimmedat

    gimmedat Junior Member

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    Clarification... the beginning of paypal's time... smart ass :D
     
  9. misterajc

    misterajc Registered Member

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    All mail from PayPal will address you by name. Anything that begins

    Dear PayPal Customer,

    is by definition a scam. Read no further.
     
  10. falker

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    the guy who sent this mail must be a noob in the phishing world
     
  11. eagles reach

    eagles reach Newbie

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    Even I, a total noob, didn't fall for this one. I did report it to PP. I got three of these in quick succession. It helped that my Mac put up a phishing warning....