FAKE PAYPAL WEBSITES ! BEWARE !

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by GetGoin, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. GetGoin

    GetGoin New Member

    Hi guys , i just wanted to bring this to your notice.. recently i received emails which were addressed as paypal emails but BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE .. they are NOT PAYPAL EMAILS .. but they are some fraud doing this to steal your identity.. you will be told you need to comfrim your account failing which your paypal account will be terminated but never go on thier link or sign up from their link .. its a FAKE PAYPAL WEBSITE

    its looks very real .. i mean many of you guys wont be able to diffrentiate between the real and fake .. to all those who dont know ill tell you how ...

    *Always look for the link in the address bar once you have clicked the link.. the address should start with "HTTPS" and not "HTTP without the 'S'"
    ..S stands for secured site ..and sites like paypal are secured.

    * look out for the LOCK SIGN below ..next to your download bar !!it suggest this site is secured.. which you wont find in fake sites !!

    * paypal will never ask you to log in or will never address you with anything else but you FULL NAME. fake emails do just the opposite.

    * Also paypal willnever ask for credit card details befo or in your sign up form .. these fake sites DO.

    be a smart member and look out for these signs ..and if you get such mails you can forward it to "spoof@paypal.com"

    also if you wanna know something more about fishy emails .. go to paypal and Take their Fight Phishing Challenge at
    https://www.paypal.com/fightphishing

    to learn 5 things you should know
    about phishing. You'll also see what they're doing to help fight fraud
    every day.

    but NOT what i just told you guys in the pointers .. this is from my personal knowledge which i felt i should share with you guys ...

    Anyways i hope i have been of some help before you come across such emails or websites ...

    HERE IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED !!! ITS A FAKE EMAIL =

    Dear PayPal Member,

    It has come to our attention that your PayPal Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Information.
    Failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records within 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.

    You must click the link below and enter your login information on the following page to confirm your Billing Information records.

    Click here to update your account (Guys please dont sign in that site... just reiterating ..the site looks very genuine)

    http://crazybeautiful.info/compassion/themes/services/http/www.paypal.com/please%20re store%20your%20account%20access%20for%20security%20of%20paypal/update%20your%20accoun t%20now/paypal/


    Thanking you.
    Paypal Team.


    ____________________________________________________________


    that was the fake email .. you can visit the fake site but please dont sign in !!

    hope that was useful to you guys !!!

    Regards ..
    Rameez.


    PS- i have already reported the case to PAYPAL so i think they must have terminated the website.
     
  2. Money4Mommy

    Money4Mommy New Member

    GREAT ADVICE!! Thanks for sharing this very important reminder about keeping your accounts safe.[​IMG]

    I am embarrassed to admit that I fell for this scam a few years ago and it caused so many problems on so many levels of my life that I can't even begin to describe the stress I went through trying to prove my identity to PayPal. Someone got my bank account number and used it to open their own PayPal account. It was a nightmare that took several months to resolve.
     
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Yes, I get 4-5 emails almost every day
     
  4. GetGoin

    GetGoin New Member

    Hello, Money4mommy youre always welcome .. and m really sry to hear that .. just take precaution in the future and if you need anything feel free to get back !!

    regards..
    rameez.
     
  5. Aluli

    Aluli New Member

    I had a friend fall for this as well. It was a big financial nightmare for them to clear it all up.

    I get several emails a day, forward them to spoof@paypal.com and they send back an email confirming that it is indeed a phishing email.

    I agree the email looks certainly "official", it's flat out scary.
     
  6. GetGoin

    GetGoin New Member

    Aluli: I agree the email looks certainly "official", it's flat out scary.

    Yes i totally agree to tat !!
    and indeed its a night mare if someone actually falls for this !!

    folks beware !!

    Regards...
    rameez
     
  7. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    Omg, thanks for the headsup! [​IMG]
     
  8. GetGoin

    GetGoin New Member

    Homeboy: thanks for the headsup!

    youre welcome!!

    cheers...
    rameez
     
  9. gchildren

    gchildren New Member

    Thank you for the information.

    Unfortunately, Paypal and Ebay are not the only sites that are being victimized.

    I receive at least one or two emails a month from banks, credit unions and other similar "fake" financial sites. They are all after the same thing, personal information.

    One has to use extreme caution on the "information highway" to avoid becoming a victim. Educate yourself and be cautious!

    John
     
  10. zeropoint

    zeropoint New Member

    Also be on lookout for fake yahoo account emails.I luckily contacted yahoo before responding to the email and what you also can do is hit the "full headers" button on the email and there you can see better the true source of the email.
     
  11. Marktech

    Marktech Member

    I't sad that the powers-that-be seem to be powerless to do anything about stuff like this... or all the money-making scams out there either. They could do something but don't - strange isn't it?
     

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