View Full Version : !! Beware fo this SPAM !!

July 11, 2004, 02:58 PM
This is a serious spam, duping its readers into sending credit card info. It makes readers think the email is from paypal and the reader is taken to paypal site for account verification. In reality they are taken to a cloacked fake site, which looks like paypal site. Normal net users can be easily tricked.

Don't send any info to this site. I already notfied Paypal of this fraud.

From : service@paypal.com <service@paypal.com>
Reply-To : <service@paypaI.com>
Sent : Thursday, July 8, 2004 8:26 PM
Subject : PayPal Service Fraud Warning !

Dear PayPal valued member,
Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the PayPal
community we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be renew due to
inactive members, spoof reports and frauds.
You must to renew your records and you will not
run into any future problems with the online service.
However, failure to update your records will result in account deletation.
This notification expires on July 11, 2004.

Once you have updated your account records your PayPal will not be
interrupted and will continue as normal.

Please follow the link below
and renew your account information.

[link was cloaked, i had to decode the HEX to find real URL]

July 11, 2004, 11:54 PM
i'd the same type of spam with of ebay few months ago. it said something like i need to varify my password and creditcard info. i just ignored it. but come out to be quite harmful for some many people.