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|Wednesday, August 30, 2006|
"You have been chosen by the PayPal online department to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey. In return we will credit $100 to your account - Just for your time! " Yeah.. right!
This is obviously targeting the money for nothing crowd. The links in the email will take you to a Yahoo redirection link. What strikes me as interesting is how the scammers can use Yahoo in their attempts to mask the identity of their sites. If you look at the link they used:
You can see the site redirection in the red. To the novice, the rds.yahoo.com may make the link appear legitimate. PayPal, if they ever offered such a deal, would never have you click on a link. They'd simply instruct you to login to your account and follow the directions there. This particular scam even asks you to provide your credit card number along with the CVV code, Mother's Maiden Name, SSN, etc. What more does any thief need to steal your identity. This $100.00 could cost you thousands.
Posted on 08/30/06 at 06:40:11 by Jim Gray
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It's getting hard to recognize what's legit or not. I've been there with Paypal. But the person that used that address for infomation went straight to my bank account. Can you imagine all the work you have to go thru to prove differently.
We need more "headsup" from others that has been through this. Nice job fellows.
Not only paypal.. But I get emails from so-called banks and credit cards that I don't even own. Like Mid America bank, and don't forget the foreign emails that they NEED you to claim millions of dollars from an unexpected death 5 years ago. But I did get one spam in my deskview. So, someone actually took the time to write an ad copy in my deskview without a url or email. Well, that's one out of 100's of spam in my bulk I get everyday. Not bad odds.
Right on the nose as usual Jim...I have dealt with ebay and paypal for a long time with no difficulties at all. If a person really wants to check their paypal account to see if it is compromised...NEVER login from an email...always go to the actual site...and that site will always have the secured https in front...
Staying away from email is the way to go! I personally consider all email scam, until I check it out...
Thanks for your great no-email system!
This is precisely why I have chosen to install Deskview links on all 10 of my websites. I have come to loath email and all the associated garbage that comes with it...the porn, the scams, the spam, who knows what all!
Thanks to Jim Carolyn and Neal, my dependance on email is shrinking daily.