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Update Your Account

PayPal security


 

 
Scam Report
Date Reported: 24th August 2009 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM-HIGH Whats this?
 
Details
 
Email Subject:
 Update Your Account
Apparent Sender:
 PayPal security  Whats this?
Return Address:
 update@paypal.com Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
 
URL of Web Content:
 http://paypal.verifying-database.com/index.htm
  Whats this?
Anchor text of URLs:
 1)
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_lo
gin-run Whats this?
Location:
 Location not available Whats this?
 
Scam number:
 3579-50343-230874
 
Comments:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at PayPal security by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.


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


  • The anchor text appears as a legitimate URL, but don't be fooled - clicking on it will take you to a phishing site!


     
Content
 
 


DEAR PAYPAL VALUED MEMBER,

Due to concerns we have for the safety and
integrity of the PayPal
community we have issued this message.

It has come to our attention that your
PayPal account information needs to be
updated.
If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of
your online experience and update your
records you will not run into any future
problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will
result in account suspension.


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