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MidnightBlue
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Joined: 29 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Wasn't sure where to place this, but I feel I need to give a warning about this email as it very nearly caught me out. I'm glad I checked it out with Paypal first! Apologies if this is in the wrong area of the forum.



Unauthorized credit card use associated with this account.
Sunday, 19 July, 2009 1:37 AM
From:
"[email protected]" <[email protected]>
To:
undisclosed-recipients
Message contains attachments
Restore_your_account_PayPal.html (4KB)

Dear PayPal user,

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:

We recently received a report of unauthorized credit card use associated with this account. As a precaution, we have limited access to your PayPal account in order to protect against future unauthorized transactions.

Case ID Number: PP-503-410-563

This is a reminder to restore your account as soon as possible.

Please download the form attached to this email and open it in a web browser. Once opened, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

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 restore your PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP638


Of course after re-reading it I could plainly see the giveaways, but the initial shock and curiosity almost made me open the attachment. I still don't know what it contains, but at a guess I'd say some kind of a trojan. It has got to be the best presented scam email I have ever received.
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cece
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Joined: 17 Jul 2009
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Location: USA


PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I got the same email, and although I knew it was a scam (I've received many similar scam emails which were supposedly from banks and ebay), I opened the attachment out of curiosity. It basically just wanted all the information that I provided to paypal when I joined, like bank account information, etc. So I filled it out and sent it back! lol
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MidnightBlue
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

barbidollar wrote:
So I filled it out and sent it back! lol


Hmm...that gives me an idea! Laughing
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scumbusterkc
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mod edit, no need to quote the whole of the first post, we can see it above, use @username instead to direct your reply at a member, cheers - SP

I'm sure most everyone here knows this, but paypal will ALWAYS send communications from them with your name on it. Never with "paypal user".
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Jonas Parker
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Joined: 13 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I average one or two of these per month. Send it with full headers to:
[email protected]

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GSN_fan
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Joined: 31 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Use phishfighting.com to fight back. They send hundreds of fake entries to these things.

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Closed lad accounts x23
United Kingdom x6 United States x4 Nigeria Australia Switzerland Russia x2 x2 Germany

Listen very openly Barrister Koffi Adams forward to this or what you sent to him how der you sent such a thing to him with is age am very disapointed in you if by your next mail you could not comeplete sending the right way sorry.

Even my little child know how to send money and give to the taker on how to take it so

Austria is a the name of a country near Australia.

This are the details we required from you so our customer cab infect payment to you.

Our is not ready to receive your incandesces message

send to me their pin code and asses code
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