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Paypal email Phishing Scam Warning.

submitted on October 26, 2010 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
I just received this email, and I was about to click on the link, due to I had just ordered something with my paypal debit card yesterday, but I just happened to look up at the sender, and I noticed it was weird. It was from Paypal@Service.com, which is backwards. This truly looked Authentic with the the paypal logo on top.

Here's the e-mail without the logo or link.

information about your account :

Security Center Warning! Your PayPal account was limited !

As part of our security measures, we regularly check the work of the screen PayPal. We have requested information from you for the following reason: Our system has detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account. Reference Number: PP-259-187-991 This is the last reminder to log into PayPal, as soon as possible. Once you connect. PayPal will provide measures to restore access to your account. Once connected, follow the steps to activate your account. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure security.
sur la demande des informations Aupres de vous pour la raison suivante:


Click here activate your account:



We appreciate your attention to this issue. Please understand that this is a security measure designed to protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience ..

Best regards,

PayPal Email ID: 5138-8872

State Review of PayPal accounts.

The PayPal Corp. Copyright 1999-2010 PayPal. All rights reserved.
 

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  • 84941
    jack69darin
    professor
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    Posted by jack69darin on October 26, 2010
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    I have contacted paypal, and am waiting for a reply. I did not click on the link thank goodness. So just be careful with paypal emails.
  • 84947
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on October 26, 2010
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    Hover your computer mouse over the 'click here' link and see what the domain name of the website it. If anything but paypal.com then most likely this is a scam.
  • 84952
    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on October 26, 2010
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    Never click on any links like this in e-mails! Some clever folks create dummy links that look like the real site but they are really not and allows these horrible people to steal your info.

    I always DELETE the message... then open a new browser window and go directly to www.paypal.com to see your account information, notices, etc.
  • 84953
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on October 26, 2010
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    Very scary. 2x now someone's broken into my Paypal account. Thankfully Paypal did reimburse me but I thought it was supposed to be the safest way to pay? Plus I've had my g.c. from Amazon also broken into & used to download a dirty song which they also reimbursed me for.
  • 84954
    midget
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    Posted by midget on October 26, 2010
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    I never click on links in email. The same can be achieved by logging into the website directly.

    If you get an email saying your acct is limited/blocked etc. Just go straight to paypal and log in. If your acct is really blocked you'll know it from there. no reason to even mess with the email.

    You can also call paypal:
    (402)935-2100
    (888)221-1161
    (402)935-7733
    (877)672-9725
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    • jack69darin
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      Posted by jack69darin on October 26, 2010
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      Midget, that is what I did. There is nothing wrong with my account, I will never even open another email from paypal, and I did block this sender. If I don't hear something see, I am gonna call. Twisted
  • 84956
    HouTex
    admin
    Posted by HouTex on October 26, 2010
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    Thank you for the heads up! I guess it's the season for these scams, and we can't be too careful.
  • 84962
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on October 26, 2010
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    Thanks for the heads-up. That's why I love this site -it's nice to know that we are always doing our best to cover each others a$$es.
  • 84967
    vectra5
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    Posted by vectra5 on October 26, 2010
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    I always hover over the link before I click it..

    Those guys can get very creative...
  • 84969
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on October 26, 2010
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    the url is: ww.paypal.com-cgi-bin-webscr.cmd-runm.stephenwicks.com/RWsreskdfh123+cmd_login/infoupdate.

    I took off the http and 1 w so it didn't link. See I don't know much about urls, but this does have paypal.com, but something is weird where it says in it: cmdlogin-runm.stephenwicks.com. If you hovered you would see paypal.com. My name is not stephen wicks. This is a very clever scam. Maybe Yan would know something about a link like that.
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    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on October 26, 2010
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      paypal.com is just a part of the domain. Note how it is followed by a dash and more stuff. This is a 100% scam. Forward it to Paypal for investigation.
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    • jack69darin
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      Posted by jack69darin on October 26, 2010
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      Thanks for your help Yan. I did forward it to paypal. Smile
  • 84973
    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on October 26, 2010
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    Forward the e-mail to spoof@paypal.com. I've received these e-mails numerous times in the past and that's where they've told me to send them.
  • 84977
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on October 26, 2010
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    Oh no Neutral , I just got another email from info@chaseonline.com: Dear Customer,



    While upgrading your account for the new security SSL we observe a change in your contact details



    This has lead to account suspension by our security service.



    We aim to get your account active again and so we implore you to CONFIRM your internet account.



    Thank you.

    This one is very bland, and I don't even have an account with Chase bank. I'm just worried that I got 2 of these today. I hope I didn't put my email on a phising site. or something. I blocked all links that I receive in my email. I hope that works. Eeek
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on October 26, 2010
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      Sounds like they're out to get you Jack. Better watch out! Eeek
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    • jack69darin
      professor
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      Posted by jack69darin on October 26, 2010
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      I think so too, I'm taking my address book, and changing my email
  • 84990
    deathbynosleep
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    Posted by deathbynosleep on October 26, 2010
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    If I get a questionable e-mail, I always type into my address bar paypal.com, or discover.com, etc. If there was an issue with your account there would be a notice immediately after logging in....plus, most companies would send a letter in the mail as well, not just an e-mail.

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