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Account Update(s) Required
10th December 2004

please forward any scams you've received to spoof@millersmiles.co.uk

Report Summary
Date Reported
10th December 2004
Apparent Sender
PayPal
Return Address
updates@paypal.com < updates@paypal.com >
Subject
Account Update(s) Required
Format
HTML
Method

Spoof email links to a spoof webpage where victim is prompted to enter their details believing the site is genuine. Details are then forwarded to a local script and captured.

Bogus Web Content?
Yes
URL of web content

http://24.232.147.140/ver/pp/pp/update.html?=www.paypal.com/cmd_update=234234-credit_debit_card_on_profile=database=num23%%%#KslLkIWO%%2982298

RISK LEVEL
MEDIUM
WARNINGS

1. Email claims to be from PayPal asking you to confirm your account data by clicking on the link. You will be taken to a spoof login page where your details will be captured by the phishers.

2. PayPal never send users emails requesting details in this way.

3. Website traced to Montevideo, Uruguay

4. Spoof URL disguised by text.

 

"It has come to our attention that your PayPal Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information."

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.

 

The Spoof Email ...


It has come to our attention that your PayPal Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information.
Failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records in maximum 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.

Please click here to update your billing records.

Thanks for using PayPal!

This PayPal notification was sent to your mailbox. Your PayPal account is set up to receive the PayPal Periodical newsletter and product updates when you create your account. To modify your notification preferences and unsubscribe, go to https://www.paypal.com/PREFS-NOTI and log in to your account. Changes to your preferences may take several days to be reflected in our mailings. Replies to this email will not be processed.

If you previously asked to be excluded from Providian product offerings and solicitations, they apologize for this e-mail. Every effort was made to ensure that you were excluded from this e-mail. If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mail from Providian, go to http://removeme.providian.com/.

Copyrightę 2004 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

 

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