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Windows 7: 'Your Account PAYPAL Has Been Limited‏': Phishing?

09 Mar 2012   #1
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
'Your Account PAYPAL Has Been Limited‏': Phishing?

Hey there guys, I was looking in my email for any new mail today and I got some weird email in the 'Junk' section entitled
'Your Account PAYPAL Has Been Limited‏'

Could this be a phishing email?
Here's a screen of it!
Attachment 202025
This seems a bit 'phishy' to me
I also noticed they misspelled 'account informations'


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09 Mar 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Luke,

Yes, it's a phishing scam. Don't click on any of the links in that email. Googling that email address reveals a lot of bad reports on it.
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09 Mar 2012   #3
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

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10 Mar 2012   #4
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, I looked it up and it doesn't sound too good... :/ May as well just delete it then!
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10 Mar 2012   #5
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I laughed when they said 'Please take a moment to update you account informations questions'. Bah! You can always tell when they're fake, can't you?
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10 Mar 2012   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I've been getting a lot of those lately myself, and I haven't used Paypal for years.
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10 Mar 2012   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, yeah they really do stand out as phishing scams when you start to read what they want. No legit company is going to ask you for information like that.
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10 Mar 2012   #8
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

@Brink I sent Paypal a message about it and they thanked me for notifying them. Ah, how desperate can people be to get your credit card info? They're getting even more desperate by the year!
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10 Mar 2012   #9
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

The defining clue that it's bogus is that it's addressed to "Dear Customer". In any legitimate communication from an organization that you have an account with, they would know your name and address you that way.
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10 Mar 2012   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
if ANYBODY whatsoever asks you for "Account Information" online --just drop it quickly.

A BANK certainly will never do this.

The only time you need to supply card information is if you are buying ONLINE -- such as e-commerce, etc.

Who needs AV software on a computer if people reply to these sorts of emails.

That's why I'm very sceptical of getting ANY app for "Dumbdroid" phones. That OS is FULL of holes just waiting to be exploited - especially when you see some of the REDICULOUS apps around purporting to emanate from the Google "Apps Store".

Once those sorts of text messages appear on phones -- people will fall like crazy for them - especially as the whole area of trying to see what's currently executing on an android phone isn't that simple

--I've actually "De-Smart phoned" myself and gone back to one of the older Motorola Razor type phones -- I rarely text and only use a phone for PHONE CALLS. Much safer all round.

Cheers
jimbo
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