Carystacy.com stealing my PayPal login info?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by someguy, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. someguy macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    Today in my Yahoo! Inbox I get an email from PayPal, or assumably so seeing as how it had the normal PayPal email address in the "From" area of the email. Here's a shot.

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    Looks legit right? None of the links work. They all direct me to the following location:

    http://www.carystacey.com/blog/wp-content/www.paypal.com/index.php


    Can anyone tell me if this is legitimate or is someone trying to pull something here?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's so fake. I get similar ones from eBay. Delete it.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    This is a phishing scam.
    The "from" box can be easily spoofed.
    Whenever you get an email of this ilk, go directly to the source, don't use the links in the email.

    Report it to PayPal and then delete the mail.
     
  4. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    There are at least two glaring spelling mistakes and that 42 hour period is should be either 48 or 24.

    Not even a clever bit of phishing.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And yet.. so many people get nailed by them. It never ceases to amaze me. :)
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    As an IT admin, you should know better than anyone that people don't read their e-mails properly ;)
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That's very true. I'm getting a kick out of this right now:

    http://fixmyphone.org/

    Sounds like a hoax to get one of their buddies to receive a bajillion phone calls, and have a ******** of jackasses waving their phones above their heads.
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's so good :D
     
  9. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Hahaha that's hilarious. Where did you find a link to that?
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    One of my coworkers (who didn't acctually read the page) sent a link this morning, that he'd heard it on the radio and thought it was the real deal. Like I said, he hadn't rad the page.

    Right now we're emailing all the others in our group that the proper "fix" number in our area is our boss' cell number. :)


    EDIT: LOL! One of my coworkers just realized, 2773665 = AssFool :D
     
  11. Poseidon macrumors regular

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    I just checked out the link and all it says now is that it was an April Fools joke and explains what this fake number spelled out - nothing about what the prank was.

    Could someone post what the scam was please?
     
  12. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, I love how they spelled "choise". Interesting how they run it off a WordPress blog though.
     
  13. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    i'm more amused by their unique spelling "temporaly" :D
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That there was a cell phone virus that would delete everything on your phone, and to fix it, dial in a number and hold the phone over your head to "fix" the virus.
     

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