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A PayPal Phishing Email

I got this a little while ago. Scary stuff.

[Begin Email]

Subject: PayPal
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:39:57 +0100

We recently have determined that different computers have logged onto your Paypal account, and multiple password failures were present before the logons. We now need you to re-confirm your account information to us. If this is not completed by March 20, 2008, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner. To confirm your Online Banking records click on the following link: >>> Click here <<< Thank you for your patience in this matter. Paypal Customer Service. Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. 1999-2008 PayPal. All rights reserved.

[End Email]

Like most companies, I believe PayPal will never ask you to confirm anything via email. And of course, is not PayPal.

Lots of people use PayPal. I was just thinking that the difference between PayPal and a normal bank is that PayPal is probably far more universally used and recognized. So a scammer catering to PayPal customers would have a much larger "sucker" pool.

Don't be a sucker! If you get a message like that, forward it to

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One Response to “A PayPal Phishing Email”

  1. Q Says:

    Yea, I got an email like that this morning. It sounds suspicious. There was no logo and the format does not look like a business letter. And, ehm… I never use a paypal account, so I should not get anything from paypal.

    Well, I went on and check around on google, and there your blog sits. Everything is clear now, just have to forward the email and forget about it. Thanks for posting