Friday, June 27, 2008

A new kind of paypal email scam

I thought I should warn you guys that there's a new paypal scam email going around.

Last night I got an email saying that paypal charged my credit card for $32 and to basically click here for more info. It seemed kinda fishy to me so I looked at the email more carefully and here's what I saw:

1. the email doesn't address me by my name.
2. the email has one of those paypal banners where in the corner there's suppose to be a link that says "learn more" but it's not a real link.
3. there's a link that goes to your account but when you hover over the link it goes to some weird website.
4. when you hover over the http://paypal.com link it goes to the same weird website.

DON'T CLICK ON any of it!!! Just report it to spoof@paypal.com

1 comment:

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

thanks for the heads-up! ugh... terrible, isn't it?