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Phishing targets PayPal

Date: March 17, 2006
Source: antivirus.about.com


A common scam targeting PayPal customers revolves around an email that claims an erroneous charge was made to the recipient's account. For example, one such email claims:

Dear Customer,

This email confirms that you have paid PHONEDEPOTUSA
(sales@phonedepotusa.com) $239.95 USD using PayPal.

This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as
"PAYPAL PHONEDEPOT*".


The email then instructs the recipient that "If you haven't authorized this charge, click the link below to cancel the payment and get a full refund." But the link only seems to point to the real PayPal site. The href target is actually a miscreant website setup to look like PayPal - and any login information entered on that site will be captured and sent to criminals who will then use it for illicit purposes.
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