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lb17
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new fishing email going round

Hi, today I received a email saying someone tried to login to my account, in the email they provide a ip but that is fake as well, so be aware, this is a copy of the email I received i have removed the login link they sent for safety reasons and I sent the email to paypal to investigatd.

thanks.

 

Attention:  Your PayPal account has been violated! PayPal Security & Privacy Dear PayPal Member,

Someone with ip address 63.501.26.80 tried to access your personal account! Please click the link below and enter your account information to confirm that you are not currently away You have 3 days to confirm account information or your account will be locked.

Click the link below to activate your account:

 Â

Thank you for your prompt response.

Sincerely, PayPal Member Services

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kernowlass
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Re: new fishing email going round

Your "phishing" email instantly gives itself away by addressing you as Dear paypal member/user. Paypal will always send an email to your full name eg Dear John Smith.

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Je5ton
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Re: new fishing email going round

I got that same email today. Thanks for the heads up.
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cfrye
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Re: new fishing email going round

Thank you so much for posting this! I was going to check it out when I first recieved the message but I was on my mobile and couldn't do it, then I forgot about it until today. When I clicked on the link, Chrome told me it was a phishing site. Thank goodness for forgetfulness! 

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5555alexc
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Re: new fishing email going round

I opened it and signed in around five times and nothing was happening so i closed it. What happens now that i fell for this?
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lb17
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Re: new fishing email going round

Hi, your best bit is inform paypal straight away, as when you use the fake link they sent u it simply records your login details.

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itdrive
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Re: new fishing email going round

Just by looking at the IP address can tell it's fake as one of the octets of the IP address is invalid. Also following the Click Here Link they include leads to mdtrav something. Nowhere near Paypal.

 

Please don't fall for this scam.

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birdgewater
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i receive the following.   I am lucky that i check the ip address and found it is scam.   Please investigate!!

 

  Attention:  Your PayPal account has been violated! PayPal Security & Privacy Dear PayPal Member,

Someone with ip address 63.501.26.80 tried to access your personal account!
Please click the link below and enter your account information to confirm that you are not currently away
You have 3 days to confirm account information or your account will be locked.

Click the link below to activate your account:

  UPDATE ONLINE NOW

Thank you for your prompt response.

Sincerely,
PayPal Member Services

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kernowlass
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Re: new fishing email going round

Can see its a spoof from the first line.

 

"Dear paypal member"....paypal never address you with anything apart from your full name ....eg Dear John Smith.

 

Send it to spoof@paypal.com if you want to.

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HPNYC
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i just got the same email too! if you look at the From address it's you own email which is a dead giveaway for such scam emails!

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