Update Your Account 6

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a scam PayPal email – so here is one.

NEVER click on a link in a PayPal email, even if you think it is genuine.  ALWAYS enter the address of the PayPal website directly into your browser and login to your account.

This is an obvious scam:  a) it addresses me as “Dear PayPal Member” instead of using my registered username, b) it wasn’t sent to my PayPal email address, c)if you point your mouse at the link in the email and look at the web address that is displayed at the bottom left of your screen, you will see that it isn’t the PayPal website at all – it takes you to http://www.canilblackwinners.com.br/UserFiles/Flash/www.paypal.co.uk…………..  a page that a hacker has added to an existing, legitimate, site.

Dear PayPal Member,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal Billing Information records are out of date.
That requires you to update the Billing Information.
Failure to update your records will result in account termination.
Please update your records in maximum 24 hours.
Once you have updated them, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Please follow the link below and update your account information:

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr

Thanks for your patience.

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Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be
answered.

Email ID PP32461

6 thoughts on “Update Your Account

  1. Reply rosetrees Feb 25,2011 12:22 pm

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  2. Reply Evan Caradonna Feb 25,2011 8:24 am

    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.. 🙂

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  3. Reply Kristine May 4,2010 8:38 am

    I should add that the Paypal “address” is actually
    services@ipagpal.co.au
    even though the letter from “Paypal”looks and sounds legitimate.
    Note there is a little letter “i” before the word which looks like paypal but is in fact pagpal but the bottom part of the g is actually hiding in the LINE that is under the email address. You need to look real close to spot that little insignificant letter i and also g. By now you are thinking Paypal. Not pagpal
    Of course if you are all upset because your account is about to be canceled, then you won’t be looking for fine details such as this.
    These crooks got into my Pay pal account and made 12 transactions of $49.00 all within a minute.
    Suddenly I received 12 letters from Paypal all the same except the item serial numbers were different.
    I am adding one of these letters, and wondering how many others out there world wide have been hit?
    I should also add that Paypal(after the due review process) has promised to repay this money. So thanks Paypal.(The real Paypal)

    Hello,

    Thank you for using PayPal to recharge.

    Your Voucher purchased is
    Serial Number : 23136002322
    With a value of $49.00
    This voucher will expire on 02-Apr-12
    These details have also been TXTed to the mobile 0416458368
    Your PayPal account has been deducted by $49.00. at 09:18 on 27/04/2010. Your receipt id is: 23136002322

    To Recharge, call 1511 from the Vodafone Prepay mobile you wish to recharge, and follow the instructions
    For more information, please use the help screen on http://paypalrecharge.vodafone.com.au/

    Please do not reply to this email.

    Please click here for terms and conditions.

    Do not disclose your PIN to anyone.

    This correspondence contains confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify Vodafone and delete the email immediately. Please do not forward, print, copy or otherwise disseminate the information contained in this email if you are not the intended recipient.

    If you are the intended recipient, please ensure that you retain this email in a safe location as you will need it if any issues arise in respect of this recharge.

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  4. Reply rosetrees May 4,2010 8:37 am

    I’m surprised that Paypal allow that many transactions to take place in such a short time – phone recharging seems to be a standard way for fraudsters to test whether or not an account is working.

    A few months ago my own bank account was compromised (no idea how and I don’t think it happened online). My bank spotted the problem after TWO consecutive attempts to charge £10 to a mobile phone company and froze my account.

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  5. Reply Krstine May 4,2010 8:29 am

    I should add that the Paypal “address” is actually
    services@ipagpal.co.au
    even though the letter from “Paypal”looks and sounds legitimate.
    Note there is a little letter i almost hiding before the word which looks like paypal but is in fact pagpal but the bottom part of the g is actually hiding in the LINE that is under the email address.
    Of course if you are all upset because your account is about to be canceled, then you won’t be looking for fine details such as this.
    These crooks got into my Pay pal account and made 12 transactions of $49.99 all within a minute.
    Suddenly I received 12 letters from Paypal the same except the serial numbers were different.
    I am adding one of these letters, and wondering how many others out there world wide have been hit?
    I should also add that Paypal has (after the due review process) has promised to repay this money. So thanks Paypal.(The real Paypal)

    Hello,

    Thank you for using PayPal to recharge.

    Your Voucher purchased is
    Serial Number : 23136002322
    With a value of $49.00
    This voucher will expire on 02-Apr-12
    These details have also been TXTed to the mobile 0416458368
    Your PayPal account has been deducted by $49.00. at 09:18 on 27/04/2010. Your receipt id is: 23136002322

    To Recharge, call 1511 from the Vodafone Prepay mobile you wish to recharge, and follow the instructions
    For more information, please use the help screen on http://paypalrecharge.vodafone.com.au/

    Please do not reply to this email.

    Please click here for terms and conditions.

    Do not disclose your PIN to anyone.

    This correspondence contains confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify Vodafone and delete the email immediately. Please do not forward, print, copy or otherwise disseminate the information contained in this email if you are not the intended recipient.

    If you are the intended recipient, please ensure that you retain this email in a safe location as you will need it if any issues arise in respect of this recharge.

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  6. Reply Kristine Myers May 2,2010 9:41 pm

    From: PayPal
    Date: 04/26/10 11:07:10
    To: my address
    Subject: Notification : Update Your Account Information

    Information Regarding Your Account:
    Dear PayPal Member:

    We have noticed several attempts of logins to your account. You are able to log into your account but all your payments are suspended untill you verify your personal information. PayPal works day and night to help keep your identity safe. That’s why it has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be verified as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and verify your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

    Important Notice : Failure to confirm your full credit card & billing information within 72 hour’s will result with your account suspension.

    Click Here To Verify Your Account Information

    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 apologise for any inconvenience.
    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    Sincerely,
    PayPal Account Review Department

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    Copyright © 1999-2009 PayPal. All rights reserved. PayPal (USA) Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United States of America as an electronic money institution. PayPal FSA Register Number: 226056.

    PayPal Email ID PP059
    Secure Your Account Info
    To safely and securely access the PayPal website And update The Information you Asking for.

    For more information on protecting yourself , please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips

    Protect Your Password
    You should never give your PayPal password to anyone.

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