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*** Security Issues ***

PayPal


 

 
Scam Report
Date Reported: 18th January 2006 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
 
Details
 
Email Subject:
 *** Security Issues ***
Apparent Sender:
 PayPal Whats this?
Return Address:
 PayPal Security Service < confirm@paypal.com > Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
 
URL of Web Content:
 http://64.28.104.54/.aw/PayPal/cgi-bin/webscre. php/login_PayPal_Acounts/ Whats this?
Location:
 US Whats this?
 
Scam number:
 aa-1976
 
Comments:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at PayPal by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.


  • PayPal never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.


  • The REAL URL of the spoof website is disguised as "http://www.paypal.com/fraud?_alert_id=paypal& user=0026654".


  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.


  • The REAL URL of the spoof website looks nothing like the actual PayPal URL.
     
Content
 
 
 
"Below is the detail about the transaction made:"

Fraud Alert ID : 0026654

You have recieve this email because you or someone had tried to used your paypal account at http://www.springbok-computers.co.uk/. Below is the detail about the transaction made:

Transaction site :
http://www.springbok-computers.co.uk/
Order ID : FMO12446465
Amount : $850
Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:41:09 +1100

To confirm or decline this transaction, please follow the link provide below. Please save the fraud alert id for your reference.

http://www.paypal.com/fraud?_alert_id= paypal&user=0026654

Your account will be block after 2 days you recieve this email if we didnt get comfirmation from you. Do not reply as this is a notification only.

Thanks for using PayPal! CopyrightŠ 2005 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
 
Website:    
 
Spoof website not online at time of report...

 
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