Email from Paypal

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  1. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector

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    see anything wrong with this?

    Please update your information in your paypal

    Dear PayPal Costmuer,
    Please click the link below so that is your entry to update the information page

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    It's easy:
    1. Click the link below to open a secure browser window.
    2. Confirm that you're the owner of the account, and then follow the instructions.
    Relog in your account now
    This link valid for 24 hours.[/TD]

    Before log in your account will be activated let us know right away. Reporting it is important because it helps us prevent fraudsters from stealing your information.[/TD]
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  3. Taxidermist

    Taxidermist Collector of US/IL/RU/DE

    Yeah, thats not from PayPal.

    Seriously, you think PayPal would call you " Costmuer"? This is not even a real word.
  4. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    The spelling is awful !
  5. jjack

    jjack Captain Obvious

    Phishing email notice where "relog" email is going, btw you want to remove that link to prevent someone from clicking on it. Fyi spelling mistakes are pretty common just got valid email from Chase with 3 spelling mistakes...
  6. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

  7. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    The grammar reminds me of some of the old auctions that Chinese sellers were using to sell their "replica" coins (when that type of auction was allowed). It looks like it took a trip through "". Regardless, email from PayPal always addresses a customer by their full name.
  8. Stang1968

    Stang1968 Member

    Looks totally authentic to me. NOT.
  9. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

  10. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Classic phishing! There's not a single legitimate company out there that will ask you to "verify" or "update" your account using a link. They always tell you to go to their site, login and then make the changes or it should be.
  11. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    I used to get those at least once a month over about two years. I didn't even have a PayPal account at the time!
    Follow that link and the instructions and your PayPal account will be empty in two minutes.
  12. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    I'm sure it will sucker many people into it too. Think about all the fools that pay $500 for fake coins on ebay and leave positive feedback.....suckers everywhere!
  13. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member

    I bet they probably put a hundred hours into designing a fake Paypal website that would fool some people. And then they start the scam by calling you a CUSTMUER......Idiots!

    Reminds me of a Chinese company that I found selling fishing lures on eBay. Their listings were well done and very flashy, but the grammar and spelling were horrible. I emailed them, told them that their English was horrible, and offered to revise the language in the listing in exchange for some free lures. They responded with something like:

    "We OK ship lure on English."

    I wasn't really sure what that meant, but I wrote up a text file with corrected language and sent it to them. A couple days later their listings were revised, and a few weeks later I received 5 lures in the mail. :thumb:
  14. DM1

    DM1 Active Member

    The real e-mails , if you actually have an account with them, will use your actual name.

    I got a message from paypal once. I thought it was a phish, so I ignored it. It turned out later it was real! I had to agree to some new terms or something, and they hit me with that when I tried to pay for something - they wouldn't let me use the account until I did.
  15. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Are there still people falling for these phishing scams?
  16. rdwarrior

    rdwarrior Junior Member

    They make those obvious mistakes to weed out the people that are too intelligent to swindle. On the other hand, those that do not have the intelligence to spot those mistakes are just the ones they are looking for, the dumb ones.
  17. Mojavedave

    Mojavedave Senior Member

    rdwarrior, I Really like your Avatar.
  18. Taxidermist

    Taxidermist Collector of US/IL/RU/DE

    Actually there is no need to design anything, there are widely available free kits with ready to deploy fake sites and everything else a young degenerate needs to phish login/passwords. Few minutes to download, setup and load with target emails addresses. This is why there are so many of these, ANYONE can do this, zero skills required.
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  20. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    PayPal does not send those type of emails ever.

    That's a phishing email looking for someone to login to their PayPal account, and the sender receives your login info and cleans out your account.
  21. CheetahCats

    CheetahCats Colonial & Early American

    I always recommend to everyone I know to always use Microsoft Outlook for their internet mail, and ALWAYS turn off HTML & RICH TEXT for reading messages. Always turn off "Preview Pane" too.With those settings, messages will always be displayed in plain text, and scams like this become blatantly obvious. Plus, embedded phishing scripts can't execute when messages are opened only in plain text.
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