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Rhiandmoi
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As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
PayPal system. We recently noticed the following issue on your account:

We would like to ensure that your account was not accessed by an
unauthorized third party. Because protecting the security of your
account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive PayPal
account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please
understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.
Case ID Number: PP-072-838-482

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=complaint-view
**real link goes to http://linux.fal.pt/reparacoes/img/rippert/webscrr/cmd/index.html **


For your protection, we have limited access to your account until
additional security measures can be completed. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.


To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal
usedto make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the
Resolution Center https://www.paypal.com/ ** real link goes to http://linux.fal.pt/reparacoes/img/rippert/webscrr/cmd/index.html ** . If, after reviewing your account information, you
seekfurther clarification regarding your account access, please contact
PayPal by visiting the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".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 PP520972

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I have been getting these in my inbox for about 2 weeks now, but I finaly investigated and it is a scam.
The links are all mirror sites, and I think it is a password lifting scam. Sent the appropriate email to paypal but wanted to let everyone else know.

Always use your own bookmark or type in the URL when you are logging on to Paypal. Just in case I was compromised though, I changed my password. I hate internet theives. [flame]

ETA: The real destination of the links. GRRRRR.

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DawnStorm
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I got something similar in my e-mail this week [Mad] ; sent it right to spoof@paypal.com.

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Silas Sparkhammer
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I got two... One was like the above... The other was even cuter. I didn't keep it, but it was something like this: "Dear Sir, recently, the name GeorgeJ was added to your Paypal account; do you approve this change?"

Bastards...

Silas

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AndrewR
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What I do with phishing emails is to report the phishing sites to the ISP that's hosting the site, and to the bank (or whoever) that's being targetted, and send a copy to reportphishing@antiphishing.org.

Spam me, and you die! [flame]
(well, that's the theory, anyway...)

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the Virgin Marrya
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Ironically - I get these emails, and I don't even have a PayPal account!
So, it's clever, but not VERY clever....

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Bad Ronald
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Did anyone else misread this thread as "A Papal Phishing scam"?

Dear Roman Catholic,

Shortly after being elected Pope Benedict XIII, I took it upon myself to review our financial records. In order to review your account's security, please click on the below link and supply your current Social Security number as well as a major credit card account number.

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Wizard of Yendor
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[lol] I wonder how many peopel would fall for that.
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24K_ Kate
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[lol] YOMANKB!

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Latiam
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Here we report them to the RCMP. Don't know why, except perhaps the fact that they're countrywide. My dad takes it really seriously; I mostly just delete and continue my life. Ironically, he gets about six times the spam I do, including some with my name on it.

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kenny2424
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I have a Paypal account but didn't receive one of these retarted messages.
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Felessan
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quote:
Originally posted by marRAYreya:
Ironically - I get these emails, and I don't even have a PayPal account!
So, it's clever, but not VERY clever....

The same thing has happened to me. Hilarious, isn't it?

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seattle slew
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quote:
Originally posted by DawnStorm:
I got something similar in my e-mail this week [Mad] ; sent it right to spoof@paypal.com.

Is that where you're supposed to send these type of emails? I always send it to support@snoops.com.

Just wondering, do people really fall for these tricks???

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Felessan
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This arrived just today. It's almost identical (even shares a couple of spelling mistakes) to several others I've received over the past couple of months. How many of these scammers are there?

quote:

We recently have determined that different computers have logged into your PayPal account, and multiple password failures were present before the login. One of our Customer Service employees has already tryed to telephonically reach you. As our employee did not manage to reach you, this email has been sent to your notice.
Therefore your account has been temporary suspended. We need you to confirm your identity in order to regain full privileges of your account.
If this is not completed by July 10, 2005, we reserve the right to terminate all privileges of your account indefinitly, as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes. We thank you for your cooperation in this manner.
To confirm your identity please follow the link below...



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