PayPal phishing email - so good you might miss it

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by Parrot Hosting, Aug 17, 2011.

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  1. Parrot Hosting

    Parrot Hosting UKBF Enthusiast

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    The following spoof email received this morning nearly threw me because it was very realistic copy of their emails. You can only tell it is a spoof from two small details - the first is it is addressed to 'Dear customer' which with PayPal genuine ones is always Dear (your name)

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    the second is looking at the actual 'sender as below' which in some email displays would purport to show PayPal but the email address behind it is evidently non-kosher.

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    Just be warned that they are getting really clever, My tip is always to log onto my account when in doubt BUT via a new browser instance NEVER from any email.
     
    Posted: Aug 17, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  2. estwig

    estwig UKBF Legend

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    I get these and yes they are very clever, just login to your Paypal account, if it's a genuine message it will there for you to read.
     
    Posted: Aug 17, 2011 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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