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SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

MrT
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SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Just got this email this morning.
It is not personalised and there are several typos, etc in it.
It has a link to dokuproductions.com and NOT Paypal.
Steer clear of this one!  Huh
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Steve
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Thank you for posting this.
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Ouch!.... that is a good looking (if badly worded) scam message....
Thanks for the up date... Presumably PayPal know of this !  Undecided
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

One day the will employ an expat native English speaker then we will be in the brown and smelly Smiley
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Steve
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

What makes you think the English already don't? Cheesy
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Its always worth checking with Hoax Slayer.
http://is.gd/wl2Oxn
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Quote from: PeterLoftus
One day the will employ an expat native English speaker

I take it you won't be volunteering Peter Wink Smiley
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

I always forward these fake 'PayPal' emails to spoof@paypal.com so PayPal security can follow it up.
To report "Phishing emails" or "Spoof websites" see the PayPal  Report Suspicious Activity webpage.
MrT
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

@purleigh
Yep, I've forwarded a copy tp Paypal.
pierre_pierre
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

do you ever read your PayPal e-mails?
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How do I know this is not a Spoof email? Spoof or ‘phishing’ emails tend to have generic greetings such as "Dear PayPal member". Emails from PayPal will always address you by your first and last name. Find out more here.

the find out bit is here https://www.paypal-marketing.co.uk/safetyadvice/LearnMoreAboutFraud.htm
MrT
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Quote from: pierre_pierre
do you ever read your PayPal e-mails?

Yes, I do. That's how I knew this one didn't seem right and why I took the actions that I did!
pierre_pierre
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Good on you MrT, but it seems that the other people answering this thread didnt
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

Heh, I've had a lot of similar ones like that over the years and deleted them all. The only ones I take notice of are the ones that mention my full name. Even then I don't click the links but visit the site directly (even if the link appears to point directly to PP when I mouseover it). I did have a very good one come through once without using my name, the english was spot on, everything looked legit including the mouseover URLs in the statusbar.. until I looked a little closer. Can't remember the exact detail but they'd substituded a letter for a similar one in the domain - might of been paypai.com or something similar. Can't remember exactly but it was a very convincing one.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: SCAM email headed Important: Online Paypal User Agreement Changes

That's a common enough fake. Another type doing the rounds is like the one I received this morning.
Headed......  Receipt for Your Payment to sales@skype.com
Looks a reasonable facsimile until you get to the bottom where it says:-
Issues with this transaction?
If you haven't authorized this charge, open a dispute at:
https://www.paypal.co.uk/help/refunds and get a full refund.
Of course the link really goes to http://www.attointl.com/conf.html
Which throws up a web forgery alert in FF if you are panicked enough to click the link.
This is similar to all the other fake bank emails in that it relies on the panic factor.
If the number of fake emails I get are anything to go by it must be a successful scam.