Paypal Scam

Buddyboy
#1
there's a new scam targetted towards ebay paypal users. The scam is basically an html email sent to users that is cleverly disguised. The sender of the email will be info@paypal.com (external - login to view) and the body of the email is professional and looks legit.

However, the html email has a form where you submit your personal info for the purpose of helping paypal with maintenance for your account.

If you read the source code of the html email, you'll notice that the form is submitted not to a paypal server but to some server in russia or turkey (I forget which).

Anyway, read more about.

Source:
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...pcworld/109718 (external - login to view)

Other Scams:
www.pcworld.com/howto/article...,108957,00.asp (external - login to view)

**This is all courtasey of a user(Urban) at www.pricenetwork.ca (external - login to view) ...check it out. it is a great site for canadian users
 
Cyberm4n
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Buddyboy

there's a new scam targetted towards ebay paypal users. The scam is basically an html email sent to users that is cleverly disguised. The sender of the email will be info@paypal.com (external - login to view) and the body of the email is professional and looks legit.

However, the html email has a form where you submit your personal info for the purpose of helping paypal with maintenance for your account.

If you read the source code of the html email, you'll notice that the form is submitted not to a paypal server but to some server in russia or turkey (I forget which).

Anyway, read more about.

Source:
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...pcworld/109718 (external - login to view)

Other Scams:
www.pcworld.com/howto/article...,108957,00.asp (external - login to view)

**This is all courtasey of a user(Urban) at www.pricenetwork.ca (external - login to view) ...check it out. it is a great site for canadian users

Thanks for the heads up buddyboy! I'm a user of paypal, and I'm thankful news gets around fast.

By the way, welcome in the forums
 

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