**ALERT**/bogus paypal

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by The Snowman, Apr 27, 2003.

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  1. The Snowman

    The Snowman Guest

    The following notice came to my pop account..(I don't use e mail)

    ***Please confirm your e mail address and credit card info**


    full headers reveal this came from:

    ( h??p://paypal.com @ amasingboost.***.com)
    *********
    the total address omitted to avoid any possible problems.

    basically..if responded to..giving the requested info....then you would be giving your credit number to someone......so be on alert to this such scam.

    - link no longer alive - LWM ;)
     
  2. The Snowman

    The Snowman Guest

    ****MODs***



    opps....the first part of the url is live...sorry.....

    READERS DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    It's dead now. ;)
     
  4. The Snowman

    The Snowman Guest

    Thanks LWM

    just getting back on the net after alittle tracking.

    That bogus e mail (now deleted) was real good.....would fool a whole of of people.......we may be hearing more on this one.
     
  5. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    As a fairly large company, PayPal are regularly targetted by various scams... just always make sure the host you're going to is *.paypal.com and you can't go wrong
     
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