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PayPal Yearly Duties? Scam?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sypherblade, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. sypherblade

    sypherblade Junior Member

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    Hey everyone, I just got an email from "Paypal" today:

    PayPal would like to be paid through PayPal.

    Merchant
    PayPal
    thegreeninvestor@contractor.net
    Note from merchant
    PayPal is currently suffering from high money lost due to various scammers online, thats why we are requesting 10$ from every PayPal user. You will be refunded within 1 month. If you don`t accept this request your account will get limited for 1 year.

    Regards:
    General Manager (PayPal)
    Green Investor
    DescriptionAmount Service$10.00 USD Total $10.00 USD Pay with PayPal PayPal would like you to use PayPal - the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. Click the Pay Now to continue.
    Questions? Go to the Help Center at: https://www.paypal.com/us/help

    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 Help in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, log in to your PayPal account and go to your Profile to update your settings.


    PayPal Email ID PP1525


    I removed the pay link, but whoa! No way paypal would be asking for money due to scammers. This is some real blackhat stuff masking your mails to look like paypal. Any way I could use the paypal button or email address to scam this guy back?
     
  2. JesusBack

    JesusBack Executive VIP Premium Member

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    it's obviously a scam lol. report the guys paypal if you feel really offended.
     
  3. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Forward the email to abuse department in paypal.

    https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=pps_spf
     
  4. Muhammad Mustafa

    Muhammad Mustafa Newbie

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    very stupid scammer! report them, obvious scam!
     
  5. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    does anyone knows a bank account number where i can send donation to the suffering banks? ;)
     
  6. eBayMafia

    eBayMafia BANNED BANNED

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    You can tell it's a scam. It's $10.00 not "10$"