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WEEEIRD Paypal GHOST payment

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by PinkyX, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    So today I've got a 110$ payment to my paypal account, from a ghost.
    I'm not posting my paypal ID anywhere publicly, also I'm never using paypal when dealing with my clients (insted im usin wire or moneybookers).
    So basicly NO ONE knows I've got a paypal acc, and I'm only using it to pay for stuff.

    The payment came from some arab sounding name. AH, and his/her paypal is unverified

    WHAT THE HECK?
     
  2. Pepper Jr.

    Pepper Jr. Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If u dont want it Id be glad to oblige :rolleyes:
     
  3. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    All it takes is 1 letter mis-spelled to send a paypal payment to the wrong email. Nothing really unusual about that. Really depends on what your email address is. It isn't like you have to send a paypal payment to some secret account, all you do is type in an email address.
     
  4. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    I bet no one could misspel my email, as it is quite unique. I've already sent an email back to the person asking if the payment was done by mistake and if I should do a refund.
     
  5. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Did you provide anything to them? Why wouldn't you just refund them and claim it was an unknown payment. If you didn't earn the money, send it back right away. Many fraudsters do things like this as part of money laundering. They will send you a payment, and ask you to pay it back to a different email address. Just do the refund, avoid any problems.
     
  6. procam

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    That's the way you clean hacked CC money. I had a friend doing this years ago. I think he should send it back as well ASAP!
     
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  7. PinkyX

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    Refunded the money. Thanks :)
     
  8. speedy5044

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    Don't forget to change your paypal password just in case his trying to use our verified paypal to withdraw the money