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Paypal Scam

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by soundb0y, 21 Sep 2009.

  1. soundb0y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,867

    Location: Hereford

    Hi okay so I havn't checked my email in a few days, then tonight I see an email recet for £804.34 euros I definately did not make to fotofabrikas.

    Then after trying to log into paypal to see whats going on, I get this message asking me to enter my card details.

    I went to paypal website direct and not by any links in the email.

    [​IMG]

    I also cannot access my rapidshare account.

    Has someone gained access to these and now trying to get me to disclose my card details to them?

    What should I do?
     
  2. dr4g0nf1y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,028

    Location: Norwich

    was the email from pavpal
     
  3. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

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    Location: Southampton, UK

    That looks like a scam to me. Maybe you've got a virus doing DNS redirects?
     
  4. soundb0y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,867

    Location: Hereford

    Yes the email was from paypal
     
  5. Indy500

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 17,509

    Someone's gotten your password(s) by the sound of it. Did you check the URL of that page?
     
  6. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,884

    Location: England

    Sounds like a virus/trojan is redirecting your web pages, possibly to another website or a saved page on your computer. Try using another computer. Your firewall should be re-configured to prevent this from happening.
     
    Last edited: 21 Sep 2009
  7. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 230,756

    Location: In the radio shack

    Of course not, nobody ever does!

    Especially not the "Team Leader" of our Microsoft support team a couple of years ago. Out of the blue he suddenly called across the office "What happens if you click on a link in a paypal email and put all your details in?".

    Cue a stunned silence followed by someone saying "Have you done it?". There was an awkward pause and then he said "No" quietly, grabbed his mobile and left the office quickly. He returned later, somewhat red faced.

    How we laughed!
     
  8. dr4g0nf1y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,028

    Location: Norwich

    :rolleyes: PAVPAL?

    They do a lot of scamming for the reason just proved, people see the 'V' as a 'Y'.

    paypal.com....... pavpal.com........ simples ;)


    I'd say ignore it for now and either go directly to your bank or try accessing your account from another computer
     
  9. Indy500

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 17,509

    Heh, I get generic scam emails all the time, they get caught by my filter though.
     
  10. soundb0y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,867

    Location: Hereford

    [email protected] was the address. Will try my laptop and see how that looks.

    yes the url was the correct paypal one.

    Edit laptop gives same results.
     
  11. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,884

    Location: England

    Could be dns poisoning.