Sunday, September 04, 2005

New Paypal phishing?

I got a new email that purports to be from PayPal on a payment for a class action lawsuit. This is a good trick as I don't have a PayPal account. I am forwarding the email to PayPal and let them figure out if it is a phishing attempt. Why do I think it is a phishing attempt?

  1. I don't have a Paypal account.
  2. It asks for bank account information.
  3. The link does not resolve to PayPal, but, to another website.
  4. None of the links in the email resolve to PayPal.
Confirmed, Paypal sent me an email that this is a phishing attempt. If you receive something similar to the image above forward it to so they can shut down the phishing site(s) in the clickable links.

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