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Old Nov 25th 2005, 11:41 pm
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Got an E mail about a Pay Pal account that I supposedly have that has been compromised. I've never used Paypal as I don't buy over the internet. If anyone else has had a similar message just be wary.
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Old Nov 26th 2005, 12:20 am
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There's loads of those phishing ones on paypal now...some arent' half bad looking fakes too...but the big give away is the re-directs in the URL...there's been a few ebay one's as well which are pretty good....
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Originally Posted by joto
Got an E mail about a Pay Pal account that I supposedly have that has been compromised. I've never used Paypal as I don't buy over the internet. If anyone else has had a similar message just be wary.
eBay have an email address to forward any fake emails to, its [email protected]
Leave the subject line and don't add any text to the mail and hopefully it will help them to catch those responsible.
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Old Nov 26th 2005, 12:29 am
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There's loads of those phishing ones on paypal now...some arent' half bad looking fakes too...but the big give away is the re-directs in the URL...there's been a few ebay one's as well which are pretty good....
I probably get 20 of these a week now. The big give away is actually that they're asking for your account information. They don't all need redirects - some of them just use a URL that the bank / Paypal never bothered to register.
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I get them all the time, from Barclays (which I've never used), Lloyds TSB, Paypal, eBay & loads of others too. I never reply or do anything with them, common sense is the way to go with most of those. For example, a bank would usually never send you an email, the exception to that rule would be that if they did, they would just ask you to call a number or pop into your branch, never re-direct you to another site to input your info.

You can always right click on the link they provide & select properties to see the real URL they are sending you to, it's a dead giveaway! It's a shame that people actually fall for them.
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Old Nov 26th 2005, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by AdobePinon
I probably get 20 of these a week now. The big give away is actually that they're asking for your account information. They don't all need redirects - some of them just use a URL that the bank / Paypal never bothered to register.
Aye, that's true...re-verify things...now when has it ever been so easy to ring a bank to get any help
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aren't scams brilliant??
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Old Nov 26th 2005, 10:41 pm
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aren't scams brilliant??
Only when there ingenious
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Only when there ingenious
Ah, you mean like these guys?

http://419eater.com/
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Ah, you mean like these guys?

http://419eater.com/
Aye...quality entertainment
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i occasionaly get scam emails from the so called british lottery telling me i have won money (even though i dont play anymore) but i have to pay a small admin fee (usually a few hundred dollars) to process my claim - yeah right!!


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