View Full Version : Latest paypal scam - its a good one.
10-12-2004, 09:35 AM
Just got a VERY official looking email from "Paypal"... says to update my account settings etc... goes to this ip:
BUT, that accound has been hacked and there is a cgi-bin folder that comes up with a paypal page... EVERYTHING on the page looks official, unless you are using XP SP2. in Win 2k even the address bar says its at paypal.com/whatever.... HOWEVER, in xp, you get to see that its a text overlay thats supposed to overlay the "188.8.131.52" in teh address bar with the paypal.com address.
BEWARE - this is the best impersonation page i've seen YET. ITs REALLY good.
10-12-2004, 02:18 PM
So did you email paypal?
10-12-2004, 02:42 PM
Maybe you should let the people know their account was hacked.
10-12-2004, 03:10 PM
I haven't seen that one yet but I will be more aware of it now.
10-12-2004, 03:16 PM
He probably did and good heads up Nano. :thumbup:
10-12-2004, 07:33 PM
yeah we email abuse at the hosting provider and they had an answer and had it down within 10min.
10-12-2004, 10:27 PM
I got that about 2 weeks ago. It was very good and I almost fell for it. I have win2k on my laptop and was tired and not on the "alert" when it came up. I almost started to fill things in when I decided to check though paypal first. That is when I saw the warning on Paypal about this latest scam and I forwarded it to them immediately. #@$&*! people engineering scams.
10-13-2004, 12:50 AM
I seem to get things like that once in awhile. Often it is from somebody I either never used or haven't used in ages so if they are asking for me to update my account information, I assume it is a scam. If I use them in the future and THEN they ask for updated information (ie I initiated the contact), then I will provide it. Otherwise I just delete it. If you respond (even by clicking on a "remove from list" link) it just puts you on a list for more junk.
10-16-2004, 12:49 AM
Dear Paypal valued member,
Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the paypal
account we have issued this warning message.
It has come to our attention that your account information needs
to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports.
If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew
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
Once you have updated your account records your paypal account
service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
Please follow the link below and login to your account
and renew your account information
Paypal customer department!
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