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Windows 7: Email disguising itself as Paypal asking me to change my password.

26 Aug 2014   #1
I WANT MY GIFS

windows 7 64
 
 
Email disguising itself as Paypal asking me to change my password.

So I open up Outlook & see 6 emails from the past few hours from Paypal, all saying there has been suspicious activity on my account & to follow the links & change my password.

I manually typed in paypal.com address & nothing looked wrong.

Looking at the "Paypal" email, the links asking me to change my username & password are linked to this site:
https://www.teachingjobs.com/CFIDE/eng.cfm
Stupid Hotmail, doesn't display the address from where it was sent by default. I checked & the email was sent from: (My email address name)=hotmail.com@wpengine.com on behalf of (My email address name)@hotmail.com
That is not paypal's email address.

Google is completely useless on providing me any info on these websites & any similar scams if they exist.

I'm 99.999% this is a phishing scam, but would like to know more. Like I said Google is completely useless when entering those email links to find more info.


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26 Aug 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I WANT MY GIFS View Post
So I open up Outlook & see 6 emails from the past few hours from Paypal, all saying there has been suspicious activity on my account & to follow the links & change my password.

I manually typed in paypal.com address & nothing looked wrong.

Looking at the "Paypal" email, the links asking me to change my username & password are linked to this site:
https://www.teachingjobs.com/CFIDE/eng.cfm
Stupid Hotmail, doesn't display the address from where it was sent by default. I checked & the email was sent from: (My email address name)=hotmail.com@wpengine.com on behalf of (My email address name)@hotmail.com
That is not paypal's email address.

Google is completely useless on providing me any info on these websites & any similar scams if they exist.

I'm 99.999% this is a phishing scam, but would like to know more. Like I said Google is completely useless when entering those email links to find more info.
Pay Pal wouldn't ask you to change your password because of suspicious activity or any other reason for that matter, neither would any other reputable company.

See here:
https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/s...cious-activity

Link says forward that mail to spoof@paypal.com
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27 Aug 2014   #3
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for telling all of us. Guess what, if Google asked you to verify your ID via your mobile telephone number and you verified it.Well, if you got your email hacked or penetrated, you will receive tonnes of unwanted calls from India.
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