Thursday, 28 January 2010

Another (Nasty) Paypal phishing scam

I received another ingenious phishing scheme. One of the best so far.  This one is really hard to assess whether its really from Paypal to the ill informed as it asks you to download a form, fill it in and hit a submit button. Sneaky!

Here is what it looks like:

Body of email message:


Dear PayPal Customer, During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedure we have detected a slight error in your PayPal online account. This might be due to the following reasons: 1. A recent change in your personal information (ie. change of address, email address) 2. An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due to an internal error within our systems. Please fill in all the details that are required to complete this verification process. To do this we have attached a form to this email. Please download the form and follow the instructions on your screen. NOTE: The form needs to be opened in a modern browser which has javascript enabled (ex: Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Safari 3, Opera 9) Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend your account. Sincerely, PayPal Account Review Department. Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page. 


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