Beware This Especially Tricky PayPal Phishing Ploy

May 17, 2006 by Chuck | 3 Comments

Because PayPal (along with Ebay) have facilitated so many home based buiness enterprises, issues of Pay Pal security are very important in the work at home business field. 

Most PayPal “phishing” ploys are easy to spot.

“Your account has been limited” – yeah, like you thought I had $10 million there?

“Please update your account” – duh, this is only the 20th email today demanding that I do that.

This Pay Pal phishing letter comes infrequently enough for me to wonder… “Is this true?”

It’s the headline…

 A New Email Address Has Been Added To Your Pay Pal Account

So whenever I get this email, I pause to wonder… at least for now.

I do suggest that you pay attention to this email.

 BUT DO IT THIS WAY…

Open a new browser window and log into Pay Pal by typing in the address yourself. Do NOT open the email.

Then check to see if this is true.

It never has been unless I added an email myself.

But it pays to be cautious.

 

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  • shahab on May 22nd, 2006 at 4:02 pm

    I can’t belive some people actually fall for these scams. Its so obvious that its fake. Most of the times the even spell it wrong. These emails are anoying. I usally get about 20 of them per-day.
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  • Adam on February 7th, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I love these emails. I navigate to the site through the link they have provided and fill out the form.
    ie name: I did”something rude here” to your mother. Second name: I did “something rude here” to your father. email: I did”somethingrude here”@in your house.com etc.

    I know its a waste of time but I cant help myself. Another thing to be aware of is that some links actually execute exe files contained within the email itself , so be careful.

  • Adam on February 7th, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    also
    some links look legitimate but look at the link carefully for example.
    This is the normal login link
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run
    but it is possible to register a domin like this
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run.net. which looks ok but its not geniune , it is simply a .net web address.

    AS ALWAYS – OPEN A NEW TAB OR NEW PAGE IN YOUR BROWSER AND TYPE http://www.paypal.com

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