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Beware of PayPal scams!

by justin on November 24, 2005 · 0 comments

This is one of the most common and dangerous scams out there.  Read this email post carefully. 


First, note that PayPal or any other reputable company like AOL will never send you a dire message like this. 
Second, when you drag over the link they give you, leave your mouse there for a second before clicking it and you’ll see that the URL that you’re actually going to is different than the one they specify in the email… and it’s NOT to PayPal’s website. That site will always have “paypal.com” in the beginning.

Click on “junk” to a message like this and move on with your life.  If you have a Mac, these are the worst kinds of scams you have to worry about because you’re not going to get a virus from an email.

exciting, huh?

justin

Begin scam message:


From: “Customer Support” <support@paypal.com>
Date: November 23, 2005 8:42:50 PM PST
Subject: PayPal Notification ( Your account is suspended )
Reply-To: “Customer Support” <support@paypal.com>


 Dear valued PayPal member,

Our IP sentinel has detected a strange IP using you PayPal account and it might be used for illegal activities.If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records by November 11th.

Once you have updated your account records your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service ( TOS ) violations or future problems.

To update your PayPal records click here:

http://cgi1.PayPal.com/aw-cgi/PayPalISAPI.dll?UPdate

Thank you,
Account Management.

As outlined in our User Agreement, PayPal will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements
Visit our Privacy Policy and
User Agreement if you have any questions.



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