Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Broke That Cherry

I'm no longer a phishing virgin. I got my first phishing email. It's from "PayPal" Only thing is, I don't have a PayPal account. If you'd like to read it, click the link. Just don't go to the links in message, but I didn't need to tell you that. Did I?
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As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
PayPal system.
We recently noticed the following issue on your account:

Our system detected an unusual use of funds from a bank account linked to
your PayPal account.

Case ID Number: PP-161-436-487

We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

Case ID Number: PP-162-257-841

Recent account activity has made it necessary for us to collect additional verification information.

Case ID Number: PP-162-612-062.

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Case ID Number: PP-162-612-517.

For your protection, we have limited access to your account until
additional security measures can be completed. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal used
to make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the
Resolution Center here:


If, after reviewing your account information, you seek
further clarification regarding your account access, please contact PayPal
by visiting the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand
that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your
account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PayPal Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP522
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Anonymous said...

Forward the original to spoof@paypal.com

Thats the only way its going to get stopped. Phishing that is in general.

Ed B. said...

As soon as I got Paypal, I got like a hundred phish emails. Never got one before that, though. I swear Paypal sells them off.