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Paypal Spoof Mail October 1, 2005

Posted by Leita in Internet.
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I just got another bogus Paypal email that looks authentic but the link it wants me to click resolves to another IP address.

Paypal’s security tips neglect mentioning the obvious, “don’t click the links,” but I thought I’d pass it along:

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.

Note: Links with just an IP address (i.e. http://69.90.xxx.xx) can be looked up at DNS Stuff.

Be careful out there, little darlins.

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