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One of the best Phishing emails I've seen to date..

Old 12-09-05, 07:29 AM
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One of the best Phishing emails I've seen to date..

Subject: New email address added to your PayPal account !

You have added [email protected] as a new email address for
your PayPal account.


If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance
with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at:


https://www.paypal.com/us/wf/f=ap_email (which this link actually takes you to http://rds.yahoo.com/S=44831148:D1/C...ate/index.html


Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team



Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot
be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose
the "Help" link in the header of any page.

_____________________________________________________________

Now, I just did a view source of the email before I did anything and that's when I seen the link was obviously not from Paypal.. I decided to go to that page to see what / how they were trying to steal the info..

You go to that page and it looks just like paypal. At this point you see the IP address in the address bar instead of www.paypal.com. Most users would realize this right off the get go but less savy users may fall for it. From that page you have to click on a link because it says "this page has been moved". When you click on that link (javascript link) that takes you to another page which looks EXACTLY like paypal's home page. What is so awesome is that they remove the actual address bar which their bogus web address and they somehow add what looks like an address bar with the exact paypal address.. I'm assuming from this point they want you to log in and that's where they catch your email addy and password..

Freaking genious!!
Old 12-09-05, 08:16 AM
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I wonder if they are spoofing the paypal address inside their own network. The first page takes you to a public website, then redirects you inside their network to the bogus paypal webpage with the exact address. You're probably not even going to get anywhere by recording the IP address as it's probably some loser's PC that has become a zombie.
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This is what all of the Paypal phishing emails I get look like. People that have HTML turned on in their email readers can't tell that a like that SAYS Paypal.com actually is linked to another site.
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There was a story on Yahoo (yesterday I think) that says 70% of the people who receive phishing emails fall for them. I find it hard to believe, but who knows.
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Originally Posted by beavismom
There was a story on Yahoo (yesterday I think) that says 70% of the people who receive phishing emails fall for them. I find it hard to believe, but who knows.
I don't find it hard to believe at all.. I support over 1,000 users and I think 999 would fall for it.. Maybe that's why..
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Originally Posted by beavismom
There was a story on Yahoo (yesterday I think) that says 70% of the people who receive phishing emails fall for them. I find it hard to believe, but who knows.
I also find this easy to believe. I forward all of them to [email protected] or [email protected] depending on the scam. My wife forwards them to me to look at so she doesn't accidentally open one.
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Originally Posted by tbird2340
Most users would realize this right off the get go...
Bzzzzzt... Wrong answer. We have lovely parting gifts for you.

Most people aren't as smart as you think they are.
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Bzzzzzt... Wrong answer. We have lovely parting gifts for you.

Most people aren't as smart as you think they are.
When I was a kid I always thought they said, "We have lovely partying gifts for you." And I thought, a vacuum cleaner? What's so party-like about a vacuum cleaner?
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Originally Posted by rabbit77
When I was a kid I always thought they said, "We have lovely partying gifts for you." And I thought, a vacuum cleaner? What's so party-like about a vacuum cleaner?

Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Most people aren't as smart as you think they are.
See! Case in point!

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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Bzzzzzt... Wrong answer. We have lovely parting gifts for you.

Most people aren't as smart as you think they are.
Yea, I guess I was thinking users as in people that are savy.. But saying USER is definately not thinking "savy".

What I should have said was... Most technical users who work in the computer field.....
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The phishers will continue to evolve as long as there is money to be made. If they get 1 out of 1000 to respond...they're making money.
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I can see where people fall for some of them, but the ones that are riddled with bad grammar and spelling don't even look legit. Do people really think places they do business with are that stupid?
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Originally Posted by FiveO
The phishers will continue to evolve as long as there is money to be made.
Not if we drop the hammer on them. But America is a paper tiger. We talk strong against spam but don't have the courage to do waht's necessary to stop it. We have laws against publicly mutilating phishers and making them eat the entrails of their brethren. "Cruel and unusual punishment" they say. Well listen up, America... it's only <i>unusual</i> because you're not doing it enough!

Okay, I didn't get enough sleep last night.

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