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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The World's Worst PayPal Scam


This e-mail has to be seen to be believed. It is typical of many PayPal phishing scams that turn up.

Dear PayPal customer!

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

We recently received a report of unauthorized credit card use associated with this account. As a precaution, we have limited access to your PayPal account in order to protect against future unauthorized transactions.You can check your transaction details here:

Case ID Number: PP-773-826-180

If, after reviewing your transaction information, you seek further clarification regarding your account access, please contact PayPal by visiting the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PayPal Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP662

Who would go to a web site in Korea to sort out a PayPal problem?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, yes people do. I had a coworker of mine ask me for help because she couldn't log into her eBay account to check on a "problem". Turned out to be a classic phish with a completely unobfuscated URL. It wasn't even a particularly good copy of eBay's site. Yet it didn't even raise a red flag with this person.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 8:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Man, PayPal is world's first worst scammer. They will take at 1-3 days to transfer amounts to local banks. But when they needed, they will take upto 5 days. And they change a ton of money in terms of fees. Its not just the fee, the conversion rate is too worst compare to live conversion rates. We are using it so far because there is no other way and or the time to do transfers. Of course we've other form of money transfers. But they need you physically there to send money. I've been searching for alternative and i saw this thought this is another scam. But Turns out this is actually giving you live conversion rate ("Yes live conversion rate") and it wont take more 10 days like PP. But less than an hour. When i say less than an hour, it usually appear in my account in first 5 to 10 mins. But its all up to.. Cheers V

Friday, June 01, 2018 5:28:00 am  

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