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Another Paypal scam...Just be wary

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I got this email today, and would've bought it if I hadn't trained myself to be doubtful of links in emails. The link was formatted to look like a perfect paypal address, you couldn't know the difference until you hovered or looked at the email's source:


    Just an FYI all, this is a scam. Never click a link within an email.
     
  2. bigyellowjimmy

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    From the spelling errors, etc I'd guess this came from Africa somewhere. Prolly from the same people that keep asking me to be the trustee for millions of $$$, LOL.
     
  3. pauly383

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    I keep getting faxes from Africa for 40 Paragon Defrost timers overnighted , with a different name and credit card number each time , I just throw them away :dunno:
     
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    Yep, never log in through a link. Also, always look for htpps:// (with an "s" in it) before logging into paypal or anything else that contains personal information.
     
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    Yep, misspellings and grammar are a big indicator that the e-mail is bogus.

    I've been getting a couple saying that I need to update my account info. I was dubious about them, so I went to paypal and logged in (not through the link in the e-mail). There didn't seem to be a problem there. I think it was a scam e-mail.
     
  6. newyorkin

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    Well now I see the errors... I guess I was busy enough and rushed enough today that I wasn't paying attention to that stuff... :doah:
     
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    got got a simaler noe form an ebay scamer.

    same thing link to a very good page that looked just like the ebay log in page. but nothing would happing, did it twice befor i noticed in the address of the log in page ebay was spelt eaby changed my passwork rightaway and forwarded the email to ebays fraud protection thing.

    i think you should forward that to paypal
     
  8. readymix

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    I always click on those links when i get them. When i get to thier fake page i just keep entering jibberish so that i can at least clog up thier logs.

    I am sure it pisses them off to no extent but i think it is funny
     
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    I did that too when I got the one where I had to click the link to verify my info. I made up my credit card info and name and everything else.

    I wonder if it would work to catch the scammers - have the govt. or visa or MC enter a fake or stolen number in the email and then bust their a$$ when they try to use it? Na, probably not, they have better things to do...
     
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    I'm with you on this I have kept links for days constantly sending them crap just to bog them down. If you ever list a car on AutoTrader, you get tone of scams. I always reapond and have a little fun with them.
     
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    http://www.ftc.gov/

    We do a lot of internet business. The most common scams are eBay and Paypal fake e-mails. Also watch out for Citibank fakes which are very realistic.

    Report eBay or Paypal scam e-mails by forwarding to spoof@ebay.com or spoof@paypal.com.

    You can also check out the Federal Trade Commision at http://www.ftc.com for more information on protecting yourself.
     

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