Look What I Got...

Discussion in 'Community' started by SamIchi, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Got this E-mail from "PayPal"

    <i>Dear Sami8402@yahoo.com,

    We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may
    have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security
    of your account and of the PayPal network is our primary concern.
    Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to
    sensitive PayPal account features.
    Click below in order to regain access to your account:
    https://www. paypal .com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

    For more information about how to protect your account, please visit
    PayPal's Security Center, accessible via the "Security Center" link located
    at the bottom of each page of the PayPal website.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your
    assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal
    system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

    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.

    PayPal Email ID PP198
    PayPal Email ID PP316</i>

    I didn't use the link. I used my own link and logged in, doesn't seem like there's anything wrong. So I deleted the E-mail. Stupid scammers.
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    I get about 20 of these a day. Of course, the link URL that you read is not the actual URL of the link, which usually takes you to some server in Korea, China, or some other place.

    Personally, I wish whoever whacked that spammer in Russia not long ago would start going after these phishers.
  3. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    If they don't address you by your name within the first line, then it is a scam. That's how I always tell.
  5. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    I can tell because they are sending them to every email address I have. Except for the one I use for Paypal. :eek:
  6. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    haha, that works, too. They'll sometimes send me five in one week and then I won't get one for two months. I haven't gotten any in a while, so I guess im overdue for some spam. :rolleyes:
  7. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    My sister got an eBay one recently even though she doesn't even have an account! :D
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Imagine that...and here I thought all along that they had actually hacked into eBay and found a list of active members and their e-mail addresses. :rolleyes:
  9. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    It's so weird because I always hear of people getting them, and I get tons of spam but I'v never gotten one. Why doesn't anyone want to spam me :(
  10. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
  11. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    This is actually the first one I got. But I've probably gotten millions, but most likely ended up in my SPAM folder (yahoo mail). I think it works pretty good, thanks yahoo. Once in a while som get through.
  12. corywoolf macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2004
    My mom got one about a month ago, she was ready to give the info. until last minute I was like "NOOOOOOO" in slow motion too!
  13. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....I got one a couple days ago - first time in a few months and like others, it was of course not sent to my Paypal address. I *always* report them to not only spoof@paypal.com but I also run them through SpamCop and report to ISP's as well....oh yeah!

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