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 Flood/take down this Paypal verification scam

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NAveryW
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Joined: 07 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I received this e-mail today:

Quote:
Dear valued PayPalŪ member:

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
PayPal system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your
account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

Our system requires further account verification.

Case ID Number: PP-523-031-013

To update your PayPalŪ records click on the following link:
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

This is a second reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once
you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account
access.

In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will
remain limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if
access to your account remains limited for an extended period of time, it
may result in further limitations or eventual account closure. We
encourage you to log in to your PayPal account as soon as possible to help
avoid this.

Thank You.
PayPalŪ UPDATE TEAM


This was suspicious not just because the link you click takes you to a completely different website, but because I DON'T HAVE A FREAKING PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

I decided to fill in a bunch of random crap and go through it to see what would happen, and it let me put random letters and such for my phone and bank numbers.

So, I invite everyone to flood this scam site and take it down if possible:

Removed link. TS

The main site it's run from appears to be oriental (Korean?)

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Tsnerd
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi.

Please just forward that to [email protected]
You can also post it at phishfighters.com but phishing sites are not normally something we mess with here.

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Frogsruleok
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've had hundreds of those, literally hundreds. I just forward them to the spoof email department.
Note: I know this is probably so obvious it's ridiculous, but when you get an email purporting to be from paypal, ebay, etc., sign into your account separately from the email just to double check, but NEVER sign in through an email link, even if you think it's genuine.
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