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Paypal scam Heads Up

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wealthy199, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. wealthy199

    wealthy199 BANNED BANNED

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    Emails have started circulating claiming to be paypal. They get you to enter you paypal email address so that you can receive some "so called money" when really you're paying some scammer.

    I got this from the warrior forum-

    -email starts here-


    This email confirms that Andrew Jackson has sent you 85.00 EUR with PayPal.

    To complete this payment, you must accept or refuse it within 30 days by clicking here.

    If you do not accept or refuse this payment within 30 days, it will be cancelled and the funds will be returned to Andrew Jackson's account.


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    Payment Details
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    Amount: 85.00 EUR

    Transaction ID: 9D373306GD4453236

    View the details of this transaction online

    This payment is pending because it was sent in a currency in which you do not currently hold a balance.


    Thank you for using PayPal!
    The PayPal Team
     
  2. Oakley

    Oakley Regular Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up wealthy199
     
  3. irdogg

    irdogg Newbie

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    thanx for the 411
     
  4. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    i won't fall for that as my account is set up in euro and i do not need any currecncy conversion to confirm :D. But i must say that the idea is ingenious. I use to receive a lot of such emails when i receive dollars payment.
     
  5. Diabolik

    Diabolik Newbie

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    You mean dead presidents aren't actually sending me money for nothing!?!? I better check with my buddies George Washington and Abe Lincoln to make sure they didn't in fact send me $25,000 apiece last week...
     
  6. rahizzle21

    rahizzle21 Registered Member

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    absolutely fiendish
     
  7. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    I've also gotten similiar emails claiming to be pay pal. One email even knew when my last purchase was and was asking for my pin to verify the purchase. I send these to paypal security and let them try and track it.
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. Zso

    Zso BANNED BANNED

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    Justmeron: maybe the guy posted you this fake shit whom you had business with last time, thats why he knew about your last transaction :D
     
  9. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    It was weird. It was like a month later they knew when and what I purchased. I forwarded it to paypal and they verified it was a scam. Havent herd anything since that was over a month ago. But yeah I thought the same thing.
     
  10. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Thanks for warning. I am wondering why so many affiliates are asking for my paypal e-mail.
     
  11. DrGonzo

    DrGonzo Junior Member

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    But i never understood how these people get away with scamming paypal, isnt everything traceable, i mean the money has to end up in someones bank account somewhere and those details are held with paypal !
     
  12. BHBodeezy

    BHBodeezy BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for the warning, i had a guy try to scam me last night. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/3153-new-scammer-alert-must-read.html
     
  13. xXKingdom_SEOXx

    xXKingdom_SEOXx BANNED BANNED

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    I will be watching out for this.