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Paypal Users: Do not Get Caught By Phishers
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Here is the link shown in the email I received.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

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There's a rising trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I acquired warns me that my Paypal bill is suspended. It requires me to restore full access to my account by logging into Paypal. When I click on the link provided in the mail, I am sent to a website that looks just like the PayPal login page. However the link doesn't go to Paypal.

Here is the link shown in the email I received.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

It really takes you to a page when you click on the link.

It is broadly speaking not a good idea to click on links within an email. If you do, be sure that you are signing to the Paypal website by considering the target location area of your browser.

In case you have already responded to the mail, contact your bank or credit card issuers immediately to avoid identity theft. If you want to check your Paypal account position, by hand kind PayPal's address in-to your browser and join normally.

I was able to tell that it was a spoof email since the email started with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal may always address you by your first and last name. My father discovered Three Things You Are Able To Do To Repair Car by searching books in the library. They'll never send you a message and address you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Another way to tell if a contact is from Paypal is to consider the full header. The header is your indication of whether the email is from Paypal or-not. When looking at the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the initial two lines. Case in-the latest spoof email I received it originated from

Return-Path: lester@server.ravin.net

Received: from http://server.ravin.net

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals host, then you know the email is really a spoof. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious messages by forwarding them to spoof@paypal.com. I discovered linklicious comparison by browsing Yahoo. You can also file a complaint with the Web Fraud Complaint Center at http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/howtofile.asp..

More advice regarding protecting your Paypal account can be found at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm...of-outside

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