PayPal scam or what?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by big ed, Nov 22, 2004.

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  1. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

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    I received an e-mail from "service@paypal.com" today asking me to update my credit card info. As far as I know I never signed up w/them. When I went to their site I entered my e-mail addy (seeing they already had it ) and asked them for my password. I got a mess. saying that I was not registered. Can anyone enlighten me about this?
    Also the screen asking for the info was not a secure one.
    o_O
    Regards, big ed
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Sure sounds like a scam, every single thing you have said gets my radar going berserk ;) :D
     
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    That scam and the ones for citibank and a few more are pretty common. it is amazing how many people fall for the citi bank scam and give there card# and pin# Banks and financial institutions won't ask for that info by e-mail only by phone or postal mail. more info here

    bigc
     
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    By far the best thing to do with those type emails is to never open them and delete them as fast as possible.
     
  5. big ed

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    I just forwarded the above mentioned e-mail to "spoof@paypal.com" as directed by the legit paypal site. Should I just sit tight or cash in all of my assets and hide them under my matress. :'(

    Regards, big ed
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have an idea, grab all of your assets and lets have a party before the scammers can get it. What do you think :D ;)
     
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    good link peaches4u ;)
     
  9. big ed

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    Sounds like a great idea. I have saved up enough for a six pack and at least a bag of pretzels. How many people should we invite? I got a couple of great Reggae tapes too!

    Party on, big ed
     
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    Heck if that is the case I will spring for a gallon of ripple :D
     
  11. big ed

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    Sorry Big C, I got so dicombobulated from aquiring my first ever virus (that I know of) that I drank all the beer (burp) before I finished the pretzels. Now I'm reeeaaaly thirsty. Even tho I was a pig I'd sure like a swig of that top shelf ripple.

    All seriousness aside; do I need to take any action? If so, what?

    Regards, big ed
     
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    All of the scam ads That I have received in e-mails just want you to just give them your personal info. I have never had one to try and put anything on my comp. They try to use our gullability to get the info. But as usual it would not hurt to run scans with your security apps just to be sure. But I wouldn't be overly concerned since you didn't give them the keys to the bank.

    bigc
     
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    Thanks for the assist and reassurance. I always come to this forum when I make a BooBoo and I always get some good poop. :)

    Regards, big ed
     
  14. j2callie

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    Paypal has a link to click on if you've fallen for one of the spoofs and given information:

    http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_security-center-outside

    However, you need to sign in before you get to the report form, so if you aren't a member it's not via Paypal that anyone will get to your "assets". There are also links on that Security page to the FTC etc where you might find more information about what to do now, and what to worry about.

    Good luck, I hope they didn't get anything they can use.

    Callie
     
  15. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Don't ever fall for such a scam....
    If you give the scammers your personal info ( eg. bank acoount password...) the consequences would be disastrous.
     
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