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Hey,
Am I the only one who gets these phishing emails about once a week or so, regarding Paypal??
When scrolling over the URL that is included in the email, it never shows paypal's site. This time, it was just someone's ftp domain (111.00.111.00 for example). I ALWAYS click on "report spam", but they never seem to go away. Does anyone have any better safeguards or ways of fighting these damn criminals?
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PayPal Account® Posible Fraud - Notification
Security check !

You have received this email because your account has been used from different locations by you or someone else.
For security purpose, we are required to open an investigation into this matter.

In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your banking details.
To help speed up this process, please access the following link so we cancomplete the verification of
your PayPal Account:



Alert code: 1366968850

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-submit/?136
Please Note:
If we do no receive the appropriate account verification within 48 hours, then we will assume this PayPal Bank account is fraudulent and will be suspended. The purpose of this verification is to ensure that your bank account has not been fraudulently used and to combat the fraud from our community.

We appreciate your support and understanding and thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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yep. Copy the full headers and the site it links to and forward the Ebay ones to [email protected]
And the Paypal ones to
[email protected]
I get a few a day. Theres really no way to stop them since they come from all different types of places. Its the new scam. The millionare nigerian realitive scam dosen't work anymore. So this is the new fad.
 

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Boy, making money sure feels better when you EARN it yourself. What a bunch of worthless dumps of refuse. Your damn right I'll report the next one(s) I get. This recent one was already reported to yahoo as spam and deleted, so I can't copy/paste the URL it links to. Too bad. New fad? The new fad should be to bi%^& slap all these people and take their computers away, plus lock them up for 10+ years. Sorry, there's just not enough enforcement of internet criminal activity. That's why its so rampant.
 

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If you ever get an email from ebay or paypal asking you to reply with personal info, you can bet its a phishing scam. Another way of telling is a lot of phishing emails have lots of spelling/grammatical errors.
Boy, making money sure feels better when you EARN it yourself. What a bunch of worthless dumps of refuse. Your damn right I'll report the next one(s) I get. This recent one was already reported to yahoo as spam and deleted, so I can't copy/paste the URL it links to. Too bad. New fad? The new fad should be to bi%^& slap all these people and take their computers away, plus lock them up for 10+ years. Sorry, there's just not enough enforcement of internet criminal activity. That's why its so rampant.
I totally agree!
 

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The last one I saw was a little different. The only bad link in the email was the "dispute transaction" button in the center of the page. Everything else linked straight to Paypal, all the images and the CSS page. When ever I get something like this I go straight to PayPal through my Bookmarks and check to see if there actually was a transaction. Never has been, then I do the forwarding bit to the Spoofs email.
 

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Another thing is that paypal and eBay will both use your real full name not just refer to you as a member, they always address you properly. Phishing scammers don't have the ability to do this since they just use programs to find emails and hope for the best.

This happen to my bank I had back in PA and they actually did via IP addresses to narrow down a certain area, the reason the bank got alerted by it was they sent it to a person that wasn't a member of the bank and they in turn were smart about it and called the bank directly wanting to know why they were asked for their info for an acount they didn't have.

I also agree that something needs to happen to make this a more punishable crime. I think the loss of fingers is a good one so they have to type with a pencil in their mouth, I think that might slow them down a bit.
 

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haha. I like your punishment proposal Jubs. Something needs to be done for sure. I know its tough when the offenders are from other countries, but someone needs to come up with a good idea of enforcing or cutting these folks off from their crimes.

Jubs - Are those Schwartzi cories in your avatar? I recently bought three and love 'em.
 

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as long as there are people that don't know what they are doing on the Internet there will be people trying to take advantage of them. the best you can do is just protect yourself and try to inform your friends and family about these things. my mom doesn't know a usb from a bus but i've tried my best to inform her about all the bad stuff out there.
 

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I haven't gotten one in a looooooooong time. I address hop with my addresses so much (through my website) and change addresses at Paypal and eBay so often that they can't find me :hihi: . When I start getting them I know it's time to change addresses again.
 
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