Windows 10: Another dodgy email


  1. Posts : 573
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       03 Nov 2015 #1

    Another dodgy email


    I have more emails saying they are from PayPal, starting "Dear member" saying that my account has been compromised and will be suspended unless I click on a link. Of course, I left the link well alone. I have forwarded the email to PayPal security but have had no reply yet. There is an address, cregdks@gmx.com which may be of interest.
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  2.    03 Nov 2015 #2

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    I have more emails saying they are from PayPal, starting "Dear member" saying that my account has been compromised and will be suspended unless I click on a link. Of course, I left the link well alone. I have forwarded the email to PayPal security but have had no reply yet. There is an address, cregdks@gmx.com which may be of interest.
    Hello there tinmar49, is the email you have provided us the sender of the message or is it included? If it is only included, please provide us with the sender's email adress.
    Also, as long as the email is not [something].paypal.com, you can just report spam. Paypal has no rights to make people force to open links, and I doubt they'd do so.
    If your Paypal account DOES stop, I suggest you call the company and demand a manager to speak to.
    FYI: DONT open the link.
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  3. Posts : 19,935
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       03 Nov 2015 #3

    In most instances you won't get a reply because they get many many e mails forwarded with phishing attempts. If I got anything back, it was a generic automated response with instructions on how to avoid scams.

    How to report a suspicous email to PayPal
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  4. Posts : 573
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    Thread Starter
       04 Nov 2015 #4

    That address was in the suspect email. The email is an excellent mimic of a real PayPal one.
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  5. Posts : 3,085
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       04 Nov 2015 #5

    Seen these recently, definitely a scam do not attempt to open mail like this. Even came on an e-mail account of mine that was not linked to Paypal.
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  6. COMPUTIAC Guest
       04 Nov 2015 #6

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    That address was in the suspect email. The email is an excellent mimic of a real PayPal one.
    Forward the entire email here: spoof@paypal.com




    This is a copy of what I received from them for sending one in :



    Dear ,
    Thank you for being a proactive contributor by reporting
    suspicious-looking emails to PayPal's Abuse Department. Our security
    team is working to identify if the email you forwarded to us is a
    malicious email.
    Paypal Will Always:
    - Address our customers by their first and last name or business name of
    their PayPal account
    Paypal Will Never:
    - Send an email to: "Undisclosed Recipients" or more than one email
    address
    - Ask you to download a form or file to resolve an issue
    - Ask in an email to verify an account using Personal Information such
    as Name, Date of Birth, Driver's License, or Address
    - Ask in an email to verify an account using Bank Account Information
    such as Bank Name, Routing Number, or Bank Account PIN Number
    - Ask in an email to verify an account using Credit Card Information
    such as Credit Card Number or Type, Expiration Date, ATM PIN Number, or
    CVV2 Security Code
    - Ask for your full credit card number without displaying the type of
    card and the last two digits
    - Ask you for your full bank account number without displaying your bank
    name, type of account (Checking/Savings) and the last two digits
    - Ask you for your security question answers without displaying each
    security question you created
    - Ask you to ship an item, pay a shipping fee, send a Western Union
    Money Transfer, or provide a tracking number before the payment received
    is available in your transaction history
    READ!
    Any time you receive an email about changes to your PayPal account, the
    safest way to confirm the email's validity is to log in to your PayPal
    account where any of the activity reported in the email will be
    available to view. DO NOT USE THE LINKS IN THE EMAIL RECEIVED TO VISIT
    THE PAYPAL WEBSITE. Instead, enter www.paypal.com into your browser to
    log in to your account.
    What is a phishing email?
    You may have received an email falsely claiming to be from PayPal or
    another known entity. This is called "phishing" because the sender is
    "fishing" for your personal data. The goal is to trick you into clicking
    through to a fake or "spoofed" website, or into calling a bogus customer
    service number where they can collect and steal your sensitive personal
    or financial information.
    We will carefully review the content reported to us to certify that the
    content is legitimate. We will contact you if we need any additional
    information for investigating the matter. Please take note to the
    security tips provided above as they may help to answer any questions
    that you may have about the email you are reporting to us.
    Help! I responded to a phishing email!
    If you have responded to a phishing email and provided any personal
    information, or if you think someone has used your account without
    permission, you should immediately change your password and security
    questions.
    You should also report it to PayPal immediately and we'll help protect
    you as much as possible.
    1. Open a new browser and type in www.paypal.com.
    2. Log in to your PayPal account.
    3. Click "Security and Protection" near the top of the page.
    4. Click "Identify a problem."
    5. Click "I think someone may be using my account without permission."
    6. Click "Unauthorized Account Activity."
    Thank you for your help making a difference.
    Every email counts. By forwarding a suspicious-looking email to
    spoof@paypal.com, you have helped keep yourself and others safe from
    identity theft.
    Thanks,
    The PayPal Team
    ***********************************************************************
    Please do not reply to this email. If you need to follow up, please
    follow the steps above to access your account and utilize the Contact Us
    resources from our site.
    ***********************************************************************
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  7. Posts : 573
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    Thread Starter
       05 Nov 2015 #7

    My PayPal account is running smoothly, despite the dire warnings, I would love to see someone like that b_____d get their just rewards.
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  • COMPUTIAC Guest
       05 Nov 2015 #8

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    My PayPal account is running smoothly, despite the dire warnings, I would love to see someone like that b_____d get their just rewards.
    Believe me, it will never stop. Sometimes I would get multiple's a day.
    I usually look at the email and see its a fake, never clicked on anything and the forward it to PP.
    Then I check my PP account immediately to be sure there is nothing wrong with it.

    If you look at "View message source" you will be able to trace what country it came from.
    Its never the same one.
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  • Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       10 Nov 2015 #9

    If PayPal wants the email addresses of scammers, they should just enter random email addresses in Mailinator. They'll find loads of them.
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