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Old 10-16-2013, 04:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Major Paypal Phishing scam! 39 GBP to Skype

Hey Guys,

Received an email today that almost gave me a mini heart attack, until I checked my paypal account and saw that I in fact did not send 39 GBP to Skype.

The email looks exactly like paypal's email, copy for copy, except where it says "Click on this to resolve an issue" leads to a bogus paypal site which will take your paypal login and password and than they will use your account to send money.

Word of advice -- Always log in on a website to do all your transactions, never file a dispute or a claim through a link on your email.

Benjamin's email to me:

Hello Benjamin,
Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
reporting the problem, you've made a difference!
Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other
personal information through phishing emails and fake websites. To learn
more about online safety, click "Security Center" on any PayPal webpage.
Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity
Your account security is very important to us, so we appreciate your
extra effort.

I reported it to gmail too as phishing. :-)

Last edited by benshobbies; 10-16-2013 at 04:12 AM.
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