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    New paypal phishing scam alert !!!

    Be aware !!!!

    New phishing scam purporting to be from PayPal just hit my inbox.

    Update your information‏
    service@paypal.com (traciefleming@bigpond.com.au)
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    [Keep this message at the top of your inbox]
    traciefleming@bigpond.com.au

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    Update your information
    We need more information from you
    Just like a bank, we need to confirm the information you've given us. Please provide the requested information as soon as possible to ensure you can continue to use your PayPal account.
    Click Resolution Center to see the steps you'll need to complete. If no steps are currently listed, please check back in 24 hours.

    Until we can confirm the information you've given us, we need to limit most of the functionality on your account. For now, you can continue to receive payments but you won't be able to withdraw funds or make payments.

    You have 48 hours to provide this information. If we don't hear from you by then, we'll need to restrict your PayPal accountIf your account is restricted, you won't be able to send, transfer or receive funds..
    If your account is restricted, you won't be able to send, transfer or receive funds.
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    Thanks for that. I'll watch for it and delete. I do use PayPal a bit
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    These sort of messages hit my spam box daily.
    Nothing special here, just use normal safe protocols, i.e. type the URL yourself, never click a link from an email
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    Ta.
    Ta? Actually, the perpetrators should be tarred and featheres and...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    These sort of messages hit my spam box daily.
    Nothing special here, just use normal safe protocols, i.e. type the URL yourself, never click a link from an email
    I'm a Bigpond user and it has been months since I've had a phishing email. Maybe between Bigpond and MS Security Essentials most are being weeded out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Ta.
    Ta? Actually, the perpetrators should be tarred and featheres and...
    and, and ......... maybe run out of town on a rail as well.

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    I'm on bigpond as well and I got these particular ones for a good few months, I reported some of them to Paypal and ignored most. Eventually they stopped. I've been getting US postal service ones as well.
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    I received a similar one a while ago.

    Was pretty sure it was a scam as soon as I opened it because I don't have a pa$pal account ------
    Last edited by I @ M; 30-07-2014 at 5:23am.
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    LOL! .. maybe I'm just totally paranoid, but all emails from any institutions I get get deleted immediately .. without second thought.
    Even the one's that are legit .. that is .. correspond to my actual accounts I have with those banks!

    Although in saying that, my bank(s) never send me emails with links in them .. just info that my latest e-statement is available for viewing now.

    Even if they sent me an email explaining that my @$$ was on fire, and it turned out to be true .. I'd still ignore it!! ... and just pop a couple of snags onto the flames!
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    And one from Apple. Copied the link, and the .com site came up with "unsafe site"

    Your account has been completely limited - Apple
    1. Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):
    2. Your card issuer let us know that there is an issue with the debit or credit card linked to your Apple account.
    It may have been reported lost or stolen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cage View Post

    and, and ......... maybe run out of town on a rail as well.
    Wasn't he
    "Corred in a corrt"?

    Here, I looked... I remembered it from primary school days!!! (What a thing!)

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    PS: DO you like the number - eleventy-nine. How would you write it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Wasn't he
    "Corred in a corrt"?

    Here, I looked... I remembered it from primary school days!!! (What a thing!)

    Old Floyd Ireson

    PS: DO you like the number - eleventy-nine. How would you write it?
    As you have written it.

    And I think I'd rather be run out of town on a rail than
    Torr’d an’ futherr’d an’ corr’d in a corrt
    And I've taken
    Morble’ead
    off my bucket list.
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    I think you guys are paranoid. I got the same email and they just asked me to validate my paypal details by putting in my username and password.

    Next thing you guys will tell me I didn't really win $200 Million in the UK lotto last night and try convince me into cancelling the order I just placed on my Nikon 800 f/5.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post

    Next thing you guys will tell me I didn't really win $200 Million in the UK lotto last night and try convince me into cancelling the order I just placed on my Nikon 800 f/5.6
    As it so happens I know that you one the UK lotto and to further your good fortune I can get you a $4,000.00 discount on the 800 F/5.6, all you need to do to secure that special price is to send me USD $1,000.00 by Western Union to my bank account in Nigeria ----
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    As it so happens I know that you one the UK lotto and to further your good fortune I can get you a $4,000.00 discount on the 800 F/5.6, all you need to do to secure that special price is to send me USD $1,000.00 by Western Union to my bank account in Nigeria ----
    I'm keeping this as a copy of the good hearted and unselfish nature of Nigerians for future reference. So many people complain about getting scammed but here we have someone who isn't caught up in capitalism and is prepared to provide an 800mm lens at a substantial discount just to keep the consumer happy. I wish the local retailers were more like you.

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    Perhaps an overlooked element in this is the use of the ladies email address in the scam email.

    I'd bet quids that she is an innocent bystander in this scam and has had her email address hacked.

    Whois reveals that the scammers origin is Brazil.

    PS: I googled the ladies email address and came up with a local sporting website that has her details on it. I have phoned her and warned her that her Bigpond account may have been compromised and to contact them and immediately change her password. Hope they haven't hacked her mobile too.
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