VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL....

Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.... - Tue Oct 25 2005 06:27 AM

I GOT THIS EMAIL FROM PAYPAL LAST WEEK AND WHILE I ACTUALLY HAD 3 REAL TRANSACTIONS DURING THE WEEK - IT LOOKED REAL SINCE THEY WERE CLAIMING THAT 3 ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO USE MY ACCOUNT IN OTHER COUNTRIES AS OUTLINED BELOW.
HOWEVER, I "FORWARDED" IT TO spoof@ebay.com AND THEIR ANSWER TO THIS QUESTIONABLE PAYPAL EMAIL IS IN MY 2ND POST.

HAVE A LOOK AND TELL ME THIS ONE DOESN'T READ LIKE THE REAL DEAL!! JUST REMEMBER...WHEN IN DOUBT - FORWARD IT TO EBAY - THEY WILL HELP YOU. THIS IS ONLY PART OF MY EMAIL....IT WAS ENCAPSULED IN A VERY OFFICIAL LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.

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Notice of account temporary suspension

Dear PayPal member :
* We regret to inform you that your PayPal account has been temporarily blocked for transfers due to various attempts to Add Funds on your PayPal account, from different locations within 12 hours.
* As this countries are of the most high rated fraudulent countries, temporarily your account can not be used for transfers in order to protect you from fraudulent persons that are using PayPal accounts for buying different products from the Internet.
* Please, do not provide your eBay account to any spoof website, so your PayPal account will not be used for commiting fraud.
Here are the last 3 login attempts :
1. IP address : 82.158.52.20
Lookup Host Name: 20.red-82-158-52.user.auna.net
Lookup Internet Service Provider (ISP): Madritel
Lookup Country: ES-Spain (verified)
2. IP address : 194.102.90.198
Lookup Host Name: catv-198-90-102-194.arena.minisat.ro
Lookup Internet Service Provider (ISP): IMAGE GROUP SRL
Lookup Country: RO-Romania (verified)
3. IP address : 80.96.135.46
Lookup Host Name: cf2-station-43.minisat.ro
Lookup Internet Service Provider (ISP): SC MINISAT SRL
Lookup Country: RO-Romania (verified)
* If you are traveling and made these login attempts yourself, or if you borrowed your Paypal account to someone else , please log in below.
Travelling confirmation Here
* If you want to re-activate your Paypal account , please follow our instructions.
Re-activate your account Here

* If this situation is not solved in the next 24 hours your account will be permanently suspended.

Sincerely, PayPal

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I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WAY THEY GIVE YOU 24 HOURS TO "FIX THE PROBLEM"
OR SUSPENSION WOULD OCCUR. WHAT SCUM!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.... - Tue Oct 25 2005 06:30 AM

THE RESPONSE FROM EBAY:

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Hello,
Thank you for contacting eBay regarding the email you received that
appeared to have come from PayPal.
The email you reported did not originate from PayPal. These emails,
commonly referred to as spoofed emails, are sent in an attempt to obtain
sensitive information such as eBay or PayPal passwords, credit card
information or even bank account information. 
Going forward, we advise you to be very cautious of any email that asks
you to submit this type of information. If you ever need to provide
information to PayPal, it should only be done once you have logged into
your account from the PayPal.com homepage. Now that you have received a
spoofed email, your email address has been collected and they will
usually continue to send fraudulent emails to you. Since we cannot
remove your email address from their possession, you may need to set up
spam filters in your email address to block these types of messages in
the future.
If you have already entered personal information such as your password,
social security number or credit card number into a Web site or email
that you now believe was fake, you need to take immediate action to
protect your identity. More information on the steps you should take can
be found on the "Protecting Your Identity" help page link below:
  http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidence/isgw-account-theft-reporting.html
Once again, thank you for alerting us to the email you received. Your
vigilance helps us ensure that PayPal and eBay remain safe and secure.
Regards,
Sherine C.
eBay SafeHarbor
Investigations Team
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.... - Tue Oct 25 2005 08:25 AM

I receive at leaste 1 every 2 weeks or so. STUPID MORONS, I don't have a PAYPAL account.
BECARFULL
db
Posted by: thermactor

Re: VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.... - Tue Oct 25 2005 10:29 AM

Man, whoever put that fake email together is obviously foreign. It has some of the worst english, diction, and phrasing ever... I hate those thieving b&$!&#@$...

Wes
Posted by: dodogas

Re: VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.... - Tue Oct 25 2005 11:06 AM

What Dick said..BeCARfull..!!!
Posted by: ihavegas

Re: VERY "REAL" LOOKING PAYPAL EMAIL.... - Wed Oct 26 2005 06:37 AM

guys, this happend to me too the first thing to look for if it is fake is that paypal will always use your full name when sending you an e mail. never pay pal user or pay pal... if you check out the security page on the pay pal website it will go through this with a little more detail.