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    PayPal scam warning

    Just a quickie for those of you who use PayPal...

    Over the last few days, I have received a number of messages purporting to come from PayPal 'warning' me that my subscription with them is about to expire - pretty good seeing as I don't even use PayPal.

    The message comes with an attachment (no idea what it looks like if you click on it - I'm not THAT daft).

    I have contacted PayPal by email and they have informed me that it is a scam and it contains a self-mailer virus too.

    Apparently, the script will prompt you for personal information - you know where this is leading, don't you? Enter credit card details, discover that you have suddenly spent thousands.

    If you get one, DO NOT open it - instead, forward the original email to the following address: spoof@paypal.com then delete the original mail (and from 'deleted items' and from any backups you might have).
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    It's not even a subscription service.

    Keep clear of everything like this and never, ever give Credit Card details away!
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    just got another one (obviously one of my contacts has clicked on it - idiot!) - it says 'Your ACCOUNT is due to expire......" and it even has a spelling or grammatical error in it.



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