Day: July 25, 2011

A PayPal Phishing scam

I recently received this e-mail which was supposedly from PayPal and

I was am immediately suspcious when it says I need to update my

account with a link to update. I right clicked the link and retrieved the

address from the properties. I then Googled this address

and came up with this link

Surprise surprise, Norton shows this address as a Phishing attack threat.

Therefore, if you receive a similar email, don’t click on their link.

Dear PayPal Costumer,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal® account

information needs to be updated as part of our continuing

commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance

of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes

out of your online experience and update your personal records

you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account

suspension. Please update your records before July 30, 2011

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal®

account activity will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Click here to update your PayPal account information 

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