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Paypal Users: Do not Get Found By Phishers

This is the link displayed in the e-mail I received.

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

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There is a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I acquired warns me that my Paypal consideration has been suspended. I-t asks me to recover full access to my account by logging directly into Paypal. When I click the link provided in the email, I am delivered to an internet site that looks just like the PayPal login page. However the link doesn't head to Paypal.

This is the link displayed in the e-mail I received.

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

When you go through the link it actually takes you into a phisers site.

It is generally not recommended to select links within an mail. We discovered click by searching the Internet. Be sure that you are signing in to the Paypal website by looking at the address location area of your browser, if you do.

If you have already responded to the fake mail, contact your bank or creditors immediately to prevent identity theft. If you wish to test your Paypal consideration status, physically typ-e PayPal's address in-to your browser and log in normally.

I was able to tell that it was a spoof email since the email started with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal will always address you by your first and last name. We discovered url by searching Yahoo. They'll never send you a note and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Still another way to tell if a contact is from Paypal is always to consider the full header. The email header can be your indication of if the email is from Paypal or-not. When considering the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the first two lines. Should you need to get further on linkemporor, we know of tons of databases you could pursue. Example within the latest spoof email I received it originated in

Return-Path: lester@server.ravin.net

Received: from http://server.ravin.net

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals host, then you definitely know the email is just a spoof. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious emails by forwarding them to spoof@paypal.com. You can also file a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/howtofile.asp..

More assistance regarding defending your Paypal account can be found at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/cps/general/SecuritySpoof-outside

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paypal_users/do_not_get_found_by_phishers.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/18 09:59 by ozrosemary