New(ish) pp scam (1 Viewer)

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Jaws

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Newish PP scam mails..
The latest one is 'The credit card registered to your PayPal account has expired'
The beauty of this one is that they get your PayPal password, AND your credit card details ( complete with the security number ! )
 

CWH

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Of course it MAY have expired (mine did) but you're safe AS LONG AS you then access your PP account via the "usual channels" and not via any link in the email.
 

Lenny HB

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Had one a couple of days ago-

Your iTunes account has been temporary suspended please click here xxxxx to verify your details.

Unfortunately less savvy internet users do fall for these scams.
 

nospamandy

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If it isn't addressed to you PERSONALLY. Bin it

I am not Dear User
 
Sep 24, 2013
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got one today from "paypal" saying my card had expired and gave a link to pair the new card details I deleted it
 

pappajohn

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Got one yesterday from AOL saying my messaging (email) account was at its 1GB limit and no further messages could be loaded or sent.
further in the message it said i had used 99.999GB and was at the limit.

Click here to reset your account.

Obviously deleted then a couple of hours later got the same.....with a different sender id.
 
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We keep getting e-mails from a drug company asking us to update the details of our recent order. Each time it is signed with a name. Unfortunately for them, I think they are computer generated as

a. No-one has names that stupid
b. With the number of different names signed on the e-mails the company must be bigger than Smith Klein

As we have never bought from them we simply ditch.
 

callumwa

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I had one from Paypal this morning saying my card had expired.

However it actually did expire on Jan 31, and the e-mail was addressed to me by name and quoted the last 4 digits of my old card.

Even so I still did not click on the link. I just logged in by the usual Paypal log in page and updated.
 

DanielFord

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You can always tell if it is a scam. Click the link, it will take you to a log in, there enter rubbish details, if you get a successful log in you know it is a scam. If so, log in about 20 more times with different, but equally rubbish details. We need to flood these scammers with duff data!
 

mjltigger

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Just ignore them or use them as a prompt to log in the normal way. some of these fake sites just want your username and password so will say invalid log in no matter what you type. That way you try to log in a few times and they get all your passwords ...
 

JockandRita

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You can always tell if it is a scam. Click the link,
I have previously been warned not to click on the links, as that "might" cause my device to become infected by a virus.
I'm not sure how accurate that is, but it certainly seems plausible.

Fortunately my junk mail filters do their thing, as I never get these phishing emails in my inbox. (y)

Cheers,

Jock.
 
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Deleting these scam emails is not the best you should use the "block" function and at least you won't receive another from the same source
 

Emmit

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If it isn't addressed to you PERSONALLY. Bin it

I am not Dear User


Even if it is addressed to me, I bin them.

It's only an extra click to open a new window and go to whatever site they proport to be from.

I regard ALL messages advising me of similar as no more than 'Post it' notes for my information (and they get the same treatment as 'Post it' notes (other means of written communication are available.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Dec 24, 2009
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I was reading only yesterday an interesting article on MSN about these spoof emails from Nigeria Paypal etc basically it said that they were so easy to spot with the duff language, spelling mistakes, etc that it is to help the scammers weed out the potential victims. Apparently it saves them time finding the really vulnerable!
 
Feb 27, 2011
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You can always tell if it is a scam. Click the link, it will take you to a log in, there enter rubbish details, if you get a successful log in you know it is a scam. If so, log in about 20 more times with different, but equally rubbish details. We need to flood these scammers with duff data!
Unless you know what you are doing this is unwise. There is malware that can be installed without you having to do anything other than visit a dodgy site. It's called a driveby install.

They will not sit there typing in the duff data into paypal because after they have typed so many in paypal will block their IP. They will use automated software running on a botnet to try automatically from many different IP's and only the successful ones will be reported back to the scammer.

Messing with fraudsters like this used to be a fun pass time but they got wise to it and it is all automated now.

I have previously been warned not to click on the links, as that "might" cause my device to become infected by a virus.
I'm not sure how accurate that is, but it certainly seems plausible.

Absolutely correct Jock.
 

DanielFord

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Sorry, yes, should have said, only click if you know how to get rid of the rubbish that will be installed.
I always use a virtual pc for this exact purpose (y)
 

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