Thread: Paypal crazyness
February 21st, 2006, 12:38 AM #1
Well yet again people trying so hard to get some sort of info from you.
I got an email on my yahoo account from paypal telling me to verify and such my paypal has been closed for almost a year..funny thing is I do have a chase account but never used it with paypal because i got that account 8 months after paypal closed:
We recently reviewed your account and suspect that your
ChaseBank Account may have been accessed by an
unauthorized third party.Protecting the security of
your account and of the ChaseBank Network is out primary
concern.Therefore,as a preventative measure we have
temporarily limited access to sensitive Chase Bank Account
Clic The link below in order to regain access to
your Chase Cardmembers Account,simply:
Please fill in the required informations.
This is required for us to continue to offer you a safe
and risk free environment.
Account Online Management
note they didnt even spell CLICK right and I didnt click the link just browsed over with my mouse and on the bottom of the browser it shows where that link is connected to...when I did it showed a path towards some google link??? fishy aye well to bad for them..I wasnt born yesterday if you click it...it will go to chase but not whats in my email lol goes somewhere else\\Opty 165 stock// \\ECS KN1 Extreme Lite//\\2gig Gskill DDR500//\\7800GTX 256mb Stock//\\Viper XG//
February 21st, 2006, 01:31 AM #2
Delete that e-mail. Does anyone who is reputable use the word "informations"
It dripping with scam!
BTW, it first looks like you are asking a question and then you answer it???
Last edited by evereddie; February 21st, 2006 at 01:34 AM.
February 21st, 2006, 01:35 AM #3
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yea..whenever you want to post up on a website about something like this....edit out the links!! (bots find there links here and move them up in google and yahoo ranks!! keep them out of google and yahoo!!!)
February 21st, 2006, 01:39 AM #4
Originally Posted by sr71000
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Thank link takes you to the actual chase bank website. I'm assuming that you just copied and pasted the text...and then the forum turned the text link into the actual link...which is why his link points to the actual chase website instead of whatever fraudulant site was actually linked to in the e-mail...but then again, that's just my hypothesis .
<edit> whoops...hit quote instead of edit...my bad!!
February 21st, 2006, 02:04 AM #5
Lotsa phishin' 'n' pharmin' goin' on...
"Our freedom depends on five boxes: soap, ballot, jury, witness; and, when all else fails, Ammo. " ?author?
February 21st, 2006, 02:09 AM #6
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This actually came from Paypal?
It sounds to me like someone is trying to gain personal information on you in order to commit some fraud.
I'd research that link with the google link and see what IP address it's from. It might just be a fraud.
If this was the case and it was me I would report the whole thing to the Justice department and/or Chase,Paypal. Never know if this is a fraud scam and how many other people may fall victim to it. I may be over reacting a little though.
I use Fire fox and the two extensions I have are Slapstick and Showip. I would advise these two if you don't have them all ready. Slap stick shows the exact web address your on while Showip will tell you the IP address and right clicking it will take you to all kinds of sites to show you more info. like whois.sc. I just did a check on this site and it tells me it's in Dallas from Theplanet.com Internet Services Inc.
Here is a link that I was referring to when I mentioned DOJ. http://www.ic3.gov/
Last edited by Keymaker; February 21st, 2006 at 02:23 AM.
February 21st, 2006, 02:30 AM #7
sorry made this post as a heads up really yes it did seem to come from paypal...I did try logging in my paypal hehe didnt work cuz I know its been cancelled....Yes I did copy and paste it because I didnt want anything coming along with it in this forum that why it leads you to chase bank itself....Now I did click on the link in that email since work comp is pretty secure or else I would have just said opps did I do that :P after a tons of twist and turns it seemed as if it was jumping from one page to another.....after like 2 minutes of watching the stupid link bounce all over the place it did led me to the chase site O.o But just to make sure I did email paypal about this and chase aswell lets see what they say...\\Opty 165 stock// \\ECS KN1 Extreme Lite//\\2gig Gskill DDR500//\\7800GTX 256mb Stock//\\Viper XG//
February 21st, 2006, 03:04 AM #8
I get 20 of these a day in my junkmail account for various institutions, but filtering and checking the MIME header pretty much takes care of anything. It's crazy how good some emails can look sometimes compaired to many lesser attempts.
February 21st, 2006, 04:14 PM #9
You should forward messages like that to: email@example.com as they like to track and try to shut down these phishing attempts.
.bh."Our freedom depends on five boxes: soap, ballot, jury, witness; and, when all else fails, Ammo. " ?author?
February 21st, 2006, 04:24 PM #10
Don't assume that an official looking email is real. I get phishing emails every day.
If the email doesn't contain your real name (e.g. Dear John Smith) or account information such as, "this concerns you account ending in 1234," it's phishing.
Real companies send you individual emails and do not threaten their customers. (Unless you click here right now we will shut down your account.)Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
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