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Beware...........Paypal Scam

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  1. midlandi

    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    Beware...........Paypal Scam

    Emails coming out......

    PayPal Account® Posible Fraud - Notification


    Security check !

    You have received this email because your account has been used from different locations by you or someone else.
    For security purpose, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.

    In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details.
    To help speed up this process, please access the following link so we cancomplete the verification of
    your PayPal Account:



    Alert code: 1366968850

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-submit/?136


    This is a scam.....report to paypal.
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  2. Disguised

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    The link is masked to look like the original paypal site but one thing I don't understand yet is how to know that it is masked? :(
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    well I've seen some real dodgey links, looked real to me but someone told me that they are masked. I am totally confused about this mask thingy :)
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    I think someone is confused. You can't mask a link(well, maybe in IE) in a webpage, you can change the anchor text, but the site that it takes you to is always in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. But, even if it is paypal, the should never ask for any information in the email, and you can ignore those, because it doesn't seem like paypal would ask for that information, ever.
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    Look at this
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    The image is clickable in the emails and takes you the the scammers domain.
  7. jumpenjuhosaphat

    jumpenjuhosaphat New Member

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    Yeah, but I don't think you need an image to do that....Wouldn't it be the same to say
    Code (Text):

    <a href="[url]http://www.badguysite.com">http://www.goodguysite.com</a>[/url]
     
    Using the URL of the good guys site as the anchor text for the bad guys site? It's important to look where the link leads to before clicking on it....

    just a test:

    http://www.dmoz.org

    It looks like a link to dmoz, but where does it take you to?
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    I also got the same e-mail in my bulk folder.
    First, I don't see it deeply and by mistake I filled my detail in this site.

    But after some time i remebred that I have no paypal account with this e-mail
    but how i got this e-mail?
    Then I find this was a scammer e-mail.

    But How i find this was a fraud email?

    1. I have no acc. with that e-mail
    2. e-mail is in bulk folder.


    I escaped becoz of no acc. in paypal(becoz i filled my identity). Otherwise............
  9. jacobphilip12

    jacobphilip12 New Member

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    the paypal never ask for any information in the email.
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    Paypal never asks about anything on e-mail, so be cautious..
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    I think someone is confused. You can't mask a link(well, maybe in IE) in a webpage, you can change the anchor text, but the site that it takes you to is always in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. But, even if it is paypal, the should never ask for any information in the email, and you can ignore those, because it doesn't seem like paypal would ask for that information, ever.
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