|20-12-2003, 08:42 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Derby, England
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: firstname.lastname@example.org then delete the original mail (and from 'deleted items' and from any backups you might have).
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|20-12-2003, 01:50 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Oxford, England
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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