Yet Another PayPal/Ebay Phishing Scam

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dear Constant Reader,

PayPal and Ebay aren't scamming people, but another phisher is phishily phishing for fish with this latest gem :

Dispute Transaction
From: PayPal (support@PayPal.Inc.com)
You may not know this sender. Mark as safe | Mark as unsafe
Sent:November 16, 2007 11:47:09 PM
Reply-to:support@PayPal.Inc.com


To:

Dear PayPal Member,


This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment of $147.85 USD to
achad13@yahoo.com for an eBay item.



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Payment Details
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Amount: $147.85 USD

Transaction ID: 2LC956793J776333Y

Subject: Digimax 130





Note:
If you haven't authorized this charge ,click the link below to dispute transaction
and get full refund

Dispute transaction (Encrypted Link )

*SSL connection:
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information
in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure
Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length
of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available)

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Item Information
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eBay User ID: scratchandgnaw2


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Edward Harrell's UNCONFIRMED Address
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Edward Harrell
211 David St.
Springtown, TX 76082
United States

Important Note: Edward Harrell has provided an Unconfirmed Address. If
you are planning on shipping items to Edward Harrell, please check the
Transaction Details page of this payment to find out whether you will
be covered by the PayPal Seller Protection Policy.




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This payment was sent using your bank account.

By using your bank account to send money, you just:

- Paid easily and securely

- Sent money faster than writing and mailing paper checks
- Paid instantly -- your purchase won't show up on bills at the end of
the month.

Thanks for using your bank account!



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Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
PayPal Email ID PP118


A quick Google search for scratchandgnaw2 will be a very quick eye opener (if you didn't already figure it out from the friggen email) that this is a nasty scam guaranteed to bilk you out of your money.

Here's what PayPal has to say to it's users if they want to make sure that the emails they are receiving are from a trusted source :

Email Security

* Look for a PayPal Greeting: PayPal will never send an email with the greeting "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member." Real PayPal emails will address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account. If you believe you have received a fraudulent email, please forward the entire email—including the header information—to spoof@paypal.com. We investigate every spoof reported. Please note that the automatic response you get from us may not address you by name.
* Don't share personal information via email: We will never ask you to enter your password or financial information in an email or send such information in an email. You should only share information about your account once you have logged in to https://www.paypal.com/.
* Don't download attachments: PayPal will never send you an attachment or software update to install on your computer.

More info from PayPal can be found here :
Security Tips and Fraud Prevention

Arthur
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5 comments:

vaso said...

thanks for that useful entry. Received the same email today and was a bit worried at first.

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