Phishing For Suckers

Has someone been phishing you lately? I just received a fake email that said it was from PayPal. I have spam software that captured the email and quarantined it. I have used PayPal in the past and my SPAM software knows it is a legitimate address. So why was it quarantined? Read – Huge Red FLAG!

Here is a copy of the email I received. The email address that you will see below is what appeared in the message. The problem is that what was displayed was not the address that the one you would really be directed to.

To: My email address
Subject: You have added new email address to your account.

You have added as a new email address for
your PayPal account.
If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance
with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at: email
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot
be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose
the “Help” link in the header of any page.
NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at Protect yourself against fraudulent websites
by opening a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape)
and typing in the PayPal URL every time you log in to your account.

PayPal Email ID PP191

My word of caution is to be careful about clicking on a URL that is in an email you receive. If you are in doubt enter the URL manually.

Naturally, I have sent the email message and all routing information to PayPal which has a way of notifying of Fraud attempt.

4 thoughts on “Phishing For Suckers

  1. Don, You are going to have to send me a tutorial on how to work this Blog. You know what kind of technician I am. I do have my home wireless for my computers and now find I need a new all in one. How do I get registered or was that something I ran into without knowing where I was? Dick

  2. Ron,

    I just got basically the same tuype of message, suposedly from my ISP. Something to the effect that my Email Account had been temporairly suspended, and gave a short list of possible reason. Please contact the !@#$%^ URL for further information. Needless to say it was quickly trashed. My Email is working just fine thank you SBC Yahoo.


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