The Journaling of Silver 356
 

Paypal Users: Do not Get Found By Phishers


This is actually the link displayed in the e-mail I received.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

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There is a rising trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I received warns me that my Paypal consideration is suspended. Privacy is a unique online database for supplementary information about the meaning behind it. I-t asks me to recover full access to my account by logging in to Paypal. Rate Us Online is a pushing database for further concerning why to look at it. I am sent to a web site that looks just like the PayPal login page, when I click on the link provided in the mail. However the link doesn't visit Paypal.

Here is the link shown in the e-mail I received.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

When you go through the link it really takes you to some site.

It's usually perhaps not advisable to select links in an email. Be sure that you are signing into the Paypal site by looking at the target location area of your browser, if you do.

Contact your bank or credit card issuers immediately to prevent identity theft, If you have already replied to the email. Should you desire to test your Paypal bill position, physically type PayPal's address in-to your browser and join normally.

I was in a position to tell that it was a spoof email since the email began with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal can always address you by your first and last name. They will never send an email to you and address you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Another way to tell if a message is from Paypal is always to go through the entire header. If you believe anything, you will seemingly require to read about tyler-collins.com. The header is your indication of perhaps the email is from Paypal or-not. My father found out about www.tyler-collins.com by browsing books in the library. When looking at the header it will say who sent the email in the first two lines. Case in the latest spoof mail I received it came from

Return-Path: [email protected]

Received: from http://server.ravin.net

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals server, then you definitely know the e-mail is just a spoof. The FBI is actively investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious emails by sending them to [email protected] You can also file a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/howtofile.asp..

More assistance regarding defending your Paypal consideration are available at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/cps/general/SecuritySpoof-outside

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