Sunday, January 08, 2006

People Posing as Paypal

Are dumb. So, I got an email today from "paypal," warning me that there has been unauthorized activity on my account from a strange IP address, the email then asked me to click a link within the email to verify my account. Boy are they dumb. I put the mouse over the link, right clicked, copied the shortcut and then went to the REAL Paypal website and emailed them the link. Suckers thought they'd get my bank info? HA! I laugh in the face of stupid scammers.

For your reference Paypal NEVER asks you to click links within their emails asking you to verify your bank info, NEVER. If they were going to ask you to do anything they would have you go log into your account. NEVER log into your account without typing out the Paypal address yourself.

Scammers are dumb. For your enjoyment (I'm not attaching the links):

Unauthorized access to your PayPal account!

We recently noticed more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address.

If you accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you are the rightfull holder of the account, please visit Paypal as soon as possible to verify your identity:

Click here to verify your account

You can also verify your account by logging into your PayPal account at
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to temporaly suspend your account.

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend to verify your account in that time.

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

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