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#177932 - 8th Oct 2007 6:14pm Scam e-mail - Paypal
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See Below for a copy of the Scam e-mail.
There is a link it wants you to visit and looks like this

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

My Reply from Pay Pal

Originally Posted By: Paypal
Thanks for taking an active role by reporting suspicious-looking emails.
The email you forwarded to us is a phishing email, and our security team
is working to disable it.

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What is a phishing email?
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Phishing emails attempt to steal your identity and will often ask you to
reveal your password or other personal or financial information. PayPal
will never ask for your password over the phone or in an email and will
always address you by your first and last name.

Take our Fight Phishing Challenge at
https://www.paypal.com/fightphishing to learn 5 things you should know
about phishing. You'll also see what we're doing to help fight fraud
every day.

-------------------------
You've made a difference.
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Every email counts. By forwarding a suspicious-looking email to
spoof@paypal.com, you've helped keep yourself and others safe from
identity theft.

Thanks,

The PayPal Team


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#177934 - 8th Oct 2007 6:17pm Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: Mark]
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Lol, thats just an automated email they send out to acknowledge they have recieved the report.

As with all things on the net, common sense should prevail, if not, then the person who gets scammed deserves it.

Never go to any secure website, where you will be giving in things like credit card details, via an email.

How much harder is it to type something like [url=www.paypal.com/uk]www.paypal.com/uk[/url] into a web browser lol.

Again, i re-iterate, if people get caught out by these, in this day and age of internet security constantly in the headlines, they only have themselves to blame.

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#177963 - 8th Oct 2007 6:43pm Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: MattLFC]
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Not everyone is computer competent that's why i post them
to help others who cant spot them as easy as us.

So if i help 1 person its a job well done.

My Mum would be fooled easily,
and i wouldn't blame her.

Just spare a thought for the ones that don't know.
Not blame them ! IMO
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#177973 - 8th Oct 2007 6:59pm Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: Mark]
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I see what you mean but I believe its not a question of computer competence, rather that people fall for these scams due to computer ignorance.

They expect computers to run without problems forever, and never worry about security/take any ntime to ensure things are secure.

And if one isnt competent on a PC, then imho, they shouldnt be using the net for things like this, as thats just asking for trouble.

You wouldnt parachute until you learned how to do it safely, what to be careful of and what the dangers are, likewise, people should have this attitude towards credit cards and other personal details, if they dont understand the dangers and what to be looking for, they shouldnt be using these types of applications.

Sounds harsh, but its true.

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#178018 - 8th Oct 2007 10:48pm Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
I see what you mean but I believe its not a question of computer competence, rather that people fall for these scams due to computer ignorance.

They expect computers to run without problems forever, and never worry about security/take any ntime to ensure things are secure.

And if one isnt competent on a PC, then imho, they shouldnt be using the net for things like this, as thats just asking for trouble.

You wouldn't parachute until you learned how to do it safely, what to be careful of and what the dangers are, likewise, people should have this attitude towards credit cards and other personal details, if they dont understand the dangers and what to be looking for, they shouldnt be using these types of applications.

Sounds harsh, but its true.

smile


I would agree to the point where we ask where is the
warning sign about the risks of e-mail fraud when peeps
buy or are give a pc as a gift.

Its the old saying IMO
If the lie is big enough and looks good enough then it will be believable.

This one should win matty over. <fingers crossed>
If there were no scams we wouldn't have "Watch Dog" lol
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#178028 - 9th Oct 2007 1:32am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: Mark]
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Originally Posted By: Mark
If there were no scams we wouldn't have "Watch Dog" lol

Lmao that bit won me over, no watchdog would be a tragedy grin

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#178039 - 9th Oct 2007 2:50am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: Mark
If there were no scams we wouldn't have "Watch Dog" lol


raftl Made me laugh wen Mark first posted that! smile

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#178042 - 9th Oct 2007 8:29am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: Pomp]
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I had the same mail, claiming to be from paypal, but I reaslised 2 things shortly after seeing it...

1) It was sent to my hotmail - not the account my paypal is registered to...

2) When I logged in directly, it asked me no such thing about verification.

As such, I replyed to the original email with words Im sure this BB will filter out laugh
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#178051 - 9th Oct 2007 10:03am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
As such, I replyed to the original email with words Im sure this BB will filter out laugh

Nooooooooooooo! Stuy man, these email's are sent out by automatic spambots running on a server somewhere (basically an automated web script), so nobody is likely to get your email or give a damn lol.

Some info for future reference, NEVER reply to a spam email, once you do, they know the email account is active, sometimes it is likely your address will be dropped from their system if you dont click the link/reply as sending email's to it can just be a waste of bandwidth and resources, but once you reply, they will probably add your email address to other lists lol.

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#178056 - 9th Oct 2007 10:07am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: MattLFC]
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...but it made me feel better smile
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#178058 - 9th Oct 2007 10:13am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: StuyMac]
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#178406 - 10th Oct 2007 2:11am Re: Scam e-mail - Paypal [Re: MattLFC]
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