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*READ* Beware of this new paypal scam!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Akkimik, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Akkimik

    Akkimik Regular Member

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    I woke up this morning and got an email from a paypal. The email looks like this

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    Beware of this email guys! Ignore it!

    God Bless!
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Great!

    You just outed my method!

    Why oh why did you do that?






    BTW, PP will never ask you to log into a .sg tld.
     
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  3. nicofan

    nicofan Junior Member

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    these guys are always putting so much effort into putting up these sites. why do they always have spelling errors in their emails? :D and if it would be a policy update, there probably wouldn't be an "unsubscribe" link.
     
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    I use to get that one around six months ago. Now I get something that says "verify the purchase you just made" or "someone is using your account!" Very relentless and resourceful people. This must be profitable for them.
     
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    I got one last week from paypal asking me if I tried to purchase a generator from oversees. When I called, paypal where unaware of any email. When I looked closer at the email, I noticed they had spelled generator "generater"
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I suck at spelling.

    Sorry.
     
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  7. Kennen

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    Scammers gon scam.
     
  8. Corrupt

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    It could be a valid email? The .sg link points to this:
    https://email0.paypal.com/servlet/cc6?iitH[truncated]

    But the Terms and Conditions, Unsubscribe, and the Paypal link at the top all point to the same address I posted about.
    I'm confused :|

    IP Address of paypal.com: 173.0.84.35
    IP Address of paypal.com.sg: 173.0.85.74
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    NO IT IS A SCAM!

    Do not respond.
     
  10. Randy569

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    Easy way to find out if it is bogus.

    Do a Google search for the PayPal sign-in link, and log into your account via that link. DO NOT USE the link in the email.

    If there are any official policy updates for you, they will be listed in your account notifications.
     
  11. 4Panda

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    Got that too. But if you go to the paypal link, you're logged into the account too, at least that's what they say. Didn't bother to do anything to it though.
    I think it will have a high "conversion rate" based on its "legitimacy scoring". Muahaha!
     
  12. Corrupt

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    Aye aye sir. I did not. (I did login from paypal.com and checked though, for which I feel stupid) But a friend did. I got him to change his password and security questions.
     
  13. mointernet

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    lol... email is genuine man, PayPal always send policy updates to the email you have registered on account. I received a few of this same emails on my different accounts every policy update but I never bother to check it out anyway.

    Stop being paranoid, you guys became so blackhat that you couldn't sniff out a real vs phished page?
     
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    I got one saying my account was limited.
     
  15. v7znay

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    This is legit, .sg is just for Singapore.

    +this
     
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  16. IKbentim

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    I've been using my Singaporean PayPal via that domain for years
     
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    I got one today saying that the purchase I attempted was declined. The email came from a yahoo.com address and the fool did a CC to everyone that he sent it to... LOL what a way to give away your email list... LOL
     
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    yup very very genuine, I got the same update today, there is a singapore paypal that looks after most of asia
     
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    I also received it, and when I hover over the link,

    [​IMG]

    On clicking, I get to
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    http://www.paypal.com.sg/sg
    On clicking "Login", I was sent to the following URL:
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    https://www.paypal.com/sg/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run&dispatch=*removed*
    And the username field already had my email.

    So doesn't seem much like a scam.
     
  20. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    where the hell did they get my paypal primary email id from? i never gave that to anyone :eek: