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    Dangerous Mail

    Post by Fizzie on Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:26 am

    I thought I'd make this topic so we can share any details of dangerous mail we've been getting. This is mainly so that we can help others on and off this forum (coz I often Google suspious mail myself) stay safe.


    My latest mail claims to be from PayPal, and reads:

    "Hello PayPal Customer,

    It has come to our attention that your Paypal account has been accessed by a third party, meaninng that an unauthorized person has logged into your account.
    We require you to login into your account and update your billing information and security questions, so that further third party access can be prevented.

    Failure to update your billing information and security questions within 72 hours may result in suspension of your account.

    To proceed in updating your account, please click on the following link:

    Click here to activate your account.

    Your account access will remain limited until you confirm your personal information. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Visit our Security Center for more information on how PayPal protects your account.

    With more than 147 million accounts worldwide, we are a leading online payment method you can trust. Learn how to start using your account today.

    Thanks,

    Scott Thompson
    President
    PayPal, Inc."



    It comes to me from this address: customerservices@abbey.com


    Now, lemme tell you one very good, and obvious reason why this is fake; it was sent to an email address I don't use for PayPal. XD


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    Re: Dangerous Mail

    Post by Chojin on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:03 am

    I think it's suspicious that it comes from the customer service email address for Abbey. Why would a building society be sending you emails on behalf of PayPal?

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    Re: Dangerous Mail

    Post by Fizzie on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:20 am

    Chojin wrote:I think it's suspicious that it comes from the customer service email address for Abbey. Why would a building society be sending you emails on behalf of PayPal?

    Exactly. These people really don't think before they try scamming us, do they!? XD

    But yeah, the most obvious give-away was that it was sent to an email address I don't even use for PayPal. XDDD


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    Re: Dangerous Mail

    Post by Species on Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:36 am

    Never click on links in emails!! ever
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    Re: Dangerous Mail

    Post by Chojin on Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:20 am

    I only click on links I know in emails. I don't even open most of it because I know it's junk.

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    Re: Dangerous Mail

    Post by Species on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:31 am

    you should not even in them. I know a while back some banking site were cloned, and the link would send you to the fake site, and to someone not too tech savvy they mite not know the different.
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    Re: Dangerous Mail

    Post by Chojin on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:41 am

    If I don't know exactly where the link will take me, I won't click on them. I always check the address before clicking.


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