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Paypal Scam

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by safaristyle, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. safaristyle

    safaristyle Regular Member

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    I just got a e-mail from paypal -
    Do you think its fake ?

    Because it wants me to call and give my credit card information :p
     
  2. mskerry

    mskerry Registered Member

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    yes mate report it to paypal
     
  3. config_error

    config_error Newbie

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    thats a fake and a scam email..be carefull
     
  4. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    I don't think the paypal (dot) com domain can be spoofed like that.

    Since they are asking you to call, go to the official paypal website and get the phone number off of there. See if the phone number on the official paypal website matches the one they are asking you to call in the email.

    Why did they say they need your cc info, anyway?
     
  5. lovedream4u

    lovedream4u Junior Member

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    :p fake report it to paypal
     
  6. Sliv3r

    Sliv3r Power Member

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    yeah..inform paypal..
    and ask for some reward.. :D
    $1k will do just fine.. :)
     
  7. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    Do you know that for a fact? I don't see how they would fake the actual paypal(dot)com domain.

    Not to say I don't see the obvious red flag of asking for cc information. Calling the number on the website (not the email) and asking if they sent it would be a safe bet.
     
  8. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    You could easily fake the paypal, and any other domain in an email.

    So yeh.. its a scam :p
     
  9. noob411

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    lol really cogofwar whats your email address then? yes it is a FAKE......ps. cogofwar you are really gullible, thicken your skin a wee little. You are the reason these scammers get away with it. I can see you updating your file with them......
     
  10. bhdude688

    bhdude688 Power Member

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    Paypal never wants you to call them, just look at their website and tell me how hard it is to find their real phone number. They do all real communication through email and mail. Seems fake to me
     
  11. photoads

    photoads Regular Member

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    If you give me your credit card info I will call him and see if it's a scam :)

    Seriously mate you need to wake up to internet scams phishing too!

    By the way I have $28,000,000 (TWENTY EIGHT MILLION USD) that I need your help moving from Nigeria. Are you interested I will pay you 66%?
     
  12. Sliv3r

    Sliv3r Power Member

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    yes i am interested...but yeah i need 10% in advance.,..through Westren Union..
    Thnx,.,.. ;)
     
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    blondiesbabe Newbie

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    Unless I missed something can't all your information be updated on the paypal website.. in 10 years I have never needed to respond to one of their emails, just log in and fix it.

    I get text messages (cell phone) all the time asking me to call and "correct" errors on CC's I don't even have and never did..... first thing they want is the account number and pin... SCAM!!

    Don't do it...
     
  14. cheva

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    some dumb ass sent me an email two days back from a yahoo account saying it was from paypal and someone tried hacking into it.. and it had a built in form i was required to fill in to make sure everything was ok..

    im sure hell have fun reading that form :D :p
     
  15. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    My reasoning was based on the fact that DNS spoofing is nearly impossible. I thought spoofing the sender domain in the header of an email would be similarly difficult, and it didn't occur to me that it was just a text string that could be changed.

    Also, PayPal will ask for the last 4 digits of your cc over the phone as part of their password recovery process, and op didn't specify the context surrounding the sending of the email. This is why I suggested going to their website and checking the phone number on there.

    I made a mistake in my reasoning, but I'm not gullible.
     
  16. mmBob

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    The 'From' address in an email message is always 'fake'... There's no verification whatsoever built into the smtp protocol.
     
  17. trafficsource

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    I think its not fake :)
    How you can be so stupid and ask that kind of question...please explain!
     
  18. incent

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    It's very easy to spoof who the email is from. You can change it to anything you like.
     
  19. virus_1720

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    its 100% fake. Call PP ASAP