Internet Scam Victims – Real Stories

August 4, 2011

Source: Scam Victims United

When I (Being the writer of this post Shawn) first became a scam victim I was embarrassed and did not want anyone to know . . . that lasted all of 5 minutes and then I was angry at so many things . . . the scammers for their greed, the banking system for not giving me accurate information about how long it takes for a cashier’s check to clear, the wire transfer company for not having more warnings about these scams in their businesses and for turning a blind eye to the problem.

That is when I KNEW I had to do something.  I started to contact the media in order to get our story out there, and you know what . . . it HELPED!  It helped me to talk about it and get it out there, but it also helped so many other people.  My phone was ringing off the hook from people saying “The same thing happened to me” or from people who heard our story in the media in time for them to know the situation they were about to enter into was a scam and it saved them thousands of dollars.

If you are a scam victim, you could do the same thing for someone else.  I am contacted by the media in a regular basis asking for help in locating recent scam victims who would be willing to share their story.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that you saved someone else from going through the living hell that becomes your life when you discover you are a victim of a scam.

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Disclaimer: (CSW) has nothing to do with this project. But saying that we strongly support the idea of it. So please free free to contact our friend  Shawn if you wish to participate in this project

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If you would like to be able to help to educate people about scams and fraud, and possibly save someone from becoming a victim, please email me and I will work to connect you with a media person that will do your story justice and help us to take a step forward in educating people about these scams.

Also, you can connect with me and follow our updates from http://www.retaggr.com/page/ShawnMosch/

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Post Written By Shawn Mosch of Scam Victims United

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**Approved to be posted on (CSW) by Remy “Se7en” And Spyder


EPD 8: Fan Mail Friday’s (09/24/2010)

September 24, 2010

(Last Updated Jan 8th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm EST) RC 3.5

Dear Computer Savvy,

How did you guys come up with the idea to post all thous scam mail address ?

Dana .R

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Reply:  Well Dana…. We just figured it would be very useful. If someone who got an e-mail from Hotmail or Paypal and such that looks off (Fake or a phising attack). That they then could look it up easily using Google or another search engine  ether using the just the e-mail address or with the subject line they used (Such as Verify Your Account now To Avoid It Closed‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏)So far it seems to have worked and we are doing our best to make it as user friendly as possible.

Right now we are spending most of our time and effort with improving. Just the Hotmail and Foreign Lottery Scam Mail List/Databases. But Dana we have had some major interest in us upgrading all of our Scam Mail Lists/Databases such as our Paypal or Bank or America lists. But that will honestly take a lot of time and effort to achieve on our part. But we do plan to keep on introducing every few months a whole new and upgraded scam mail lists.

So keep your eyes peeled on both the Features Page and our weekly Blog Updates for clues on when that will happen.

PS: That or you could follow us on Twitter

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If you are interested in looking at said upgraded Scam Mail Lists /Databases here are the link to the 2:

**Scam Watch: Hotmail E-mail Account Scam Explained + Example

**Scam Watch: Foreign Lottery Scam Explained + Example

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Till Next Friday,

Danny


New French Version Of The PayPal Phishing Scam Surfaces

April 16, 2009

Dear Readers,

I just verified this new French version of the popular scam mail..I’m guessing that this is an equal opportunity scammer now..probably aiming at French Canadians…I figured..to prevent the same issues with you guys..I figured it was way past due to post this French scam mail version…

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activer votre compte paypal‏
From: Service clientèle (service@verification.fr)
Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: April 16, 2009 9:13:54 PM
To:
PayPal

Cher Client PayPaI ,

En raison de récentes transactions frauduleuses, nous avons publié le texte suivant les exigences de sécurité.

Il est venu a notre attention que 98% de toutes les transactions frauduleuses sont causes par des membres a l’aide des cartes de crédit volées pour acheter ou vendre des articles existants. Ainsi, nous demandons a nos membres d’ajouter un debit / carte Arrivée a leurs documents de facturation dans le cadre de notre engagement a proteger votre compte et de reduire les cas de la fraude sur notre site. Votre debit sera utilise uniquement pour vous identifier. Si vous pouviez prendre s il vous plait 5-10 minutes de votre éxperience en ligne et de renouveler vos dossiers, vous ne rencontrez pas de problémes a l’avenir avec PayPaI service. Toutefois, l’absence de confirmer vos dossiers se traduira par la suspension de votre compte.

une fois que vous avez mis a jour vos dossiers Votre compte ne sera pas interrompu et se poursuivra comme d habitude.

Activer mon compte Paypal -LINK-


Merci pour votre temps,
PayPaI service de facturation.


S il vous plait de ne pas répondre a ce message. Cette boite aux lettres n est pas prise en charge et vous ne recevrez pas de réponse. Pour obtenir de l’aide, Pour recevoir des e-mails notifications en texte brut au lieu de HTML, mettre a jour vos preferences ici.

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Se7en


Scam Watch: Invoice PayPal Scam Explained + Example

November 18, 2008

Dear Readers,

(Last Update Sept 14, 2009 @ 1:46 pm EST)

Well for about 2 weeks or so I started getting this new version of a PayPal scam. Which I am going to coin as “THE INVOICE PAYPAL SCAM”…

What is an THE INVOICE PAYPAL SCAM ? This scam is where a bunch of blanket e-mails are sent out (Example below) where is looks like a legit Paypal invoice but missing the name you registered with. Meaning it just says DEAR PAYPAL MEMBER instead of Dear John Doe. The current version I have been getting is an invoice for an APPLE iPod Touch 16gb. the Invoice gives you all the information you’d expect but only I never made the purchase. So then IF YOU DID NOT MAKE THIS PURCHASE press THE DISPUTE TRANSACTION LINK (Encrypted)….

But it sends you to a cloned PayPal website…which will still your information…here is what it looks like…

This e-mail has been edited for privacy issues only. This is just an example the link have been changed, name changed, location changed,  e-mail address changed, and disclaimer removed.

Important Security Alert‏
From: Paypal (paypal@security.com)
You may not know this sender.
Sent: November 17, 2008 10:08:56 AM
To:
PayPal
Dear PayPal Member,

This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment of $148.23USD to John.Doe@fake.net for an eBay item using PayPal.



Payment Details

Transaction ID: ABCDE70XN5200000
Item Price: $148.23USD
Total: $148.23USD
Order Description: Apple iPod Touch 16 GB
Item/Product Number: (000-555-555)

Note: If you haven’t authorized this charge ,click the link below to dispute transaction and get full refund

DISPUTE TRANSACTION LINK * (Encrypted Link )

*SSL connection: PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available)


Item Information

eBay User ID: jdoe
Name: John Doe
Address: 000 Fake Lane
City: WishBone, NY 13027
State: United States

Important Note: Cheryl Blake has provided an Unconfirmed Address. If you are planning on shipping items to Cheryl Blake, please check the Transaction Details page of this payment to find out whether you will be covered by the PayPal Seller Protection Policy.


If your email program has problems with hypertext links, then you may also confirm your email address by logging into your PayPal account at http://www.paypal.com/us. On your My Account page you will find a “Confirm Your Email Address” link. Click on this link and enter the following confirmation number:

1241-2524-9300-3895-5752
Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

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Scam Watch: List Of The Most Common Scams + Explanation Of Each (Ver. 3.0)

July 14, 2008

Dear Readers,

So after plenty of e-mails, comments and the such. Asking me to please update this and get it up ASAP. I have decided to put some time aside and re-work this Scam Watch Feature. So it reflects both new and old scams along with some updates and classification. Hope you guys enjoy.

1. Foreign Bank Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Phone) “What is a Foreign Bank Scam ?” – This scam is were someone tells you there is a lot of money in a foreign account and you have to sign for it or transfer it to your bank account. There by stealing all your money please be aware it can be real slow like 0.1 cent to $1 dollar to hundreds of dollars depends on how greedy the scammer is.

**Most scammers using this type of scam. Tend to try to prey on a persons sadness / grief saying that someone has died or there has been a real bad accident or natural disaster. Don’t be fooled even if they give you a real news link. Such as CNN or BBC. They do sometimes used real troubles or news stories to trick people into giving up your money**

If you wish to see my e-mail address list for this scam. Please use the following link: Foreign Bank Scammers List

2. Foreign Lotto Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail, Phone) “What is a Foreign Lottery Scam ?” – This scam is very simple, they want you to reply to the e-mail with a bunch of personal information about yourself in an attempt to trick you into thinking you won a large sum of money. Even thou you PROBABLY did not even enter any lottery or contest. The main reason for this can be anywhere from getting your e-mail address and phone number for a call list. Or just to get your home mailing address to run a scam or to steal your belonging.

If you wish to see my e-mail address list for this scam please use  the following link: Foreign Lotto Scam Mail List

3. This is a Promotion Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail) What is “This is a Promotion SCAM” – This scam is where a store or person claims their from a good company like DELL, MSN, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and so on and claim you won something normally money and other times they offer prizes like computers, Mp3 players, TVs and so on.

This is generally a very poorly done e-mail scam. But I have seen people fall for it. I have knowledge of at least 50 people who were victims to this type of scam. Most of the time there are no graphics in the e-mail not even company logos. Also normally the very short and normally in an odd font.

The reason for this scam is to get background information for calling lists, home addresses, or just to play with people. If you wish to see my e-mail address list for this scam please use the following link: Promotion Scam Mail List

4. PayPal Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail or Infected Link Or Cloned Website Log-in Page) This scam is mostly threw e-mail where you’ll receive an e-mail with an embedded link said link will bring you to a cloned log-in page.

Which will then prompted you to enter your username and password. (At which time they will steal log-in info. Then soon there after. They will access your account and steal your funds)

This scam is really harmful because you can lose a lot of money. Plus they will have all your credit card and bank info + your home and or business address and so on.

This scam is very hard to bounce back with no money lost. Or at least having to to change all your information to prevent further damage. To view my list of scammers e-mail address press on the following link Paypal Scam Mail List

4A. PayPal Invoice Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail) “What is the PayPal Invoice Scam ?” This scam is where a bunch of blanket e-mails are sent out that look like a legit Paypal invoice. But it is missing the name you registered with.

Meaning it just says DEAR PAYPAL MEMBER, instead of Dear John Doe. The current version I have been getting is an invoice for an APPLE i-Pod Touch 16gb.

The e-mail  gives you all the information you’d expect. But only I never made that purchase. So then IF YOU DID NOT MAKE THIS PURCHASE. Please press DISPUTE TRANSACTION LINK (Encrypted).

**Do Not press on any of the links in this e-mail**

5. Hotmail Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail)  This scam is super common. There seems to be a new round of e-mails nearly every day some have subject lines such as “re-activate your account or reply to this e-mail or HOTMAIL will terminate your account.

I have never received a legit e-mail of this type. They are sometimes very convincing and even have logos and graphics of Hotmail and or Windows Live. If you need more help please refer to the following link: Hotmail Scam Mail List

6. You Have Just WON Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Website, Regular mail, Text Message) This is the oldest scam out there, but this is really specific type of scam.

The message can’t say anything about a lottery or anything about a promotion. It will just say you won normally in big letters. sometimes you have to reply in some form to claim your prize or go to the next stage. Other times you maybe asked for money upfront. This scam is not normally done for harmful reasons. Other times its just to add you to an annoying call list. Yes, I agree very annoying but not harmful other then maybe to trees.

7A. Real Bank ScamTYPE 1 – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Website, Regular Mail, Text Message) This scam can come in the form of any real life bank. But most of the time it will be big banks such as THE BANK OF AMERICA, HSBC and so on. Most times they will even use real e-mail addresses. That will look spot on to the real e-mail the bank would sent. But will not have your real name in the heading it may just say DEAR CUSTOMER. Which should be a clear warning sign to you.

7B. Real Bank ScamTYPE 2 – (Type of Scam: E-mail or Fake Website) This scam is when a random scammer phishing e-mail guesses that you have an account with real banks like EGG, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal and then they say you need to update your banking information or your account may have had illegal activity recorded.

This scam in a lot of cases are really easy to catch via the return e-mail address or by the fact you don’t have an account with that bank. Another big clue would be if they don’t use your real name anywhere in the e-mail.

8. e-Bay Scam – (Type of scam: E-mail, Website, Text Message) This scam is were someone pretending to be an official e-Bay member tries to get your log-in info and racks up transactions on your account or try’s to make you look bad via bad comments.

Most often done via a embedded links on an official looking e-mail watch for this one. It happens more often then you may think. The way you can tell is by the fact the e-mail will  not use your registered name like me it would be Dear Computer Savvy and not Dear Customer. The best thing to do is to report it to e-Bay.

9. e-Bay Seller Scams

A. Incorrect Pictures / Images  – Meaning they are using stock or Internet pictures of the item they are trying to sell. So they don’t show it is a fake they are trying to sell you. Like a stock photo of a video game cover. But when you receive the item it is really FUZZY and in fact a BOOTLEG. BEWARE this happens all the time and is one of the top e-bay scams.

B. Incorrect Shipping Amount – There is one amount listed on the auction like lets just say $9.99 USD. But when you buy and confirm the purchase of the item. There is another $2.00 USD added for some odd reason that is not made clear to you before you buy the item. So it is really $11.99. This also happens all the time most times the seller claims it is for insurance. But as far as I know it is suppose to be a separate amount that you can add if you wish. But will not be added on top of the bid price without your consent.

C. Crazy Shipping Rate – Have you ever been to an auction and it had some really crazy listed shipping rate. Well there can be a few reasons. The first being it is the listed price for the fasted method of shipping and if you go to the bottom of the page, you maybe able to choose a slower cheaper method of shipping. The second you should always check the shipping calculator to see if the price is really listed right or even go to the official shipping website and check it out for yourself. Don’t automatically assume the seller to be honest. But only if you really want the item, Trust me it has saved me a lot of cash people make mistakes all the time. But also know that if it is a BUY IT NOW or an E-BAY store. It may have higher shipping rates because of the conveniences factor…

D. Messing with the FEEDBACK – E-bay sellers use to be able to just fight every comment they got that they did not like. And get the person to agree to withdraw the comment. So it did not really effect their rating. In fact I’ve seen people go crazy doing it so much that they had more comments withdraw then positive comment. But the new rules make it a lot harder. But beware that old seller still may have this issue.

E. Restocking FEE – So you buy an item and it is your mistake you bought the wrong brand or colour. So you want to return it with in the refund period. But the seller says that you have to pay a 15% restocking fee for the inconvenient of the seller. Well swallow your anger and pride and make sure you read the fine print. Because this happens all the time when it comes to POWER SELLERS or E-BAY STORE.

F. BULK PACKAGING Or Non-Original Packaging – So you buy an item and when you receive it. It is only in bubble wrap and not in the original box and or packaging. So you contact the seller and he/she says for the original packaging it will cost you another $1.50 USD. So you say why ? Well sometimes it is a scam, just to get more money out of you. But it can also be because the packaging is too heavy, too bulky to ship. So check the listing or ask before you buy.

G. CRAZY SHIPPING TIME TABLES – So you buy an item and it takes like forever to arrive and your sure it said first class shipping or it takes the seller like weeks to ship said item. Even thou you paid right away, Some of these are clear scams. Others have good legit reasons. But others such as the following are pretty common. “OH I DID NOT HAVE THE ITEM IN STOCK.” “I DON’T SHIP ON THE WEEKEND.” “THE WEATHER” “PAYPAL PAYMENT WAS NOT SENT.” But yet you checked it and it did. Then that would be a pure scam in that case…

H. SELLERS THAT DON’T LEAVE FEEDBACK – Now this is a hard one. It’s not a scam but it is really a ticks me off. Because some sellers won’t sell to you or except your bid if you are ZERO feedback score. So it can cause you some degree of hardship. But also I’ve seen seller leave feedback once they receive payment so it can go both ways. I sometimes contact the sellers and bug them once or twice after. I’ve left them feedback.

I. SELLERS THAT DON”t GIVE DISCOUNTS ON MORE THEN ONE ITEM OR SHIPPING DISCOUNTS – Ok this one is a real piss off to me. So you are buying like 2 or more items from the same seller and then you contact them and they give you like a $2 discount on the item or postage or they post a crazy amount of items that you need to buy like 7 to 20 items in a set period of time. Normally between 3 and 7 days or they do this. OH YEAH SORRY, BUT YOU NEEDED TO BUY THEM IN ALL IN ONE TRANSACTION OR THAT ITEM DOES NOT COUNT. This happens a lot and people it is just PLAIN GREED. Swallow your pride and pocket book and make sure you read the full listing real close and always contact the seller before you bid or buy.

Last is my favourite e-Bay tip – Try to always contact the seller with any question. Just to see if they answer you and how long it takes them to respond. It says a lot about the seller. If you get a reply in like 10 minutes as compared to a seller. Who never contacts you or takes days or weeks to respond.

Well that’s all for now. But be careful E-BAY is really cool and a great place to find hard to find items. But it is real life and there are people, that will screw you just because they can.

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10. Business Deal Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Fake Website, Phone Call, Regular Mail, Text Message, Fax) This scam is also really old. And I’ve seen some really off the wall ones, most promise very cheap wholesale products and it can be legit. But most will end up costing you more in the end. Just make sure you really know what your doing and do a lot of researcher before hand.

11. Fake Dating Website Spam Mail Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Fake Website, Text) This scam is more annoying then anything else. It normally starts with my name is Tina and I’m 5″2 and sexy and then they tell you what their background is then they claim they found you on a dating website or social networking site. Then they ask you if you want to meet up online or in person. Often by this time they have already asked you for a bunch of details about yourself.  Then soon there after they may ask for money or say if you want more go to this site or call this 1-800 number.

11A. Fake Dating Website E-mail and Regular Mail Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Fake Website, Text Message, Regular Mail) This scam is more annoying then anything else it starts with my name is Tina and I’m 5″2 and sexy and then say what their background is. Then they claim they found you on a dating website or by G-D’s will and I have gotten about 10 different versions of this scam and all have been legit letters (more like a chain letter looking format) sent to your house or apartment and they are photocopied. This should be your 1st RED FLAG, then the next Flag is the Dear Sir or Miss. Then the last point which actually probably should be the first warning is you never singed up or know this person or any such dating service. The fact is it is a generic letter that the scammer sends out hundreds and hops for a few bites.

Which often the scammer will get because most often most people believe this method safer compared to the direct in person contact method. But let me assure you it is not safe once they know you have taking their bait. Good luck getting ride of them after that initial contact.

12. Inheritances Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail) This scam is also very easy to catch but mush like a chain letter it makes its rounds claiming a family member has passed away. One you don’t even remember. After which point you encounter. The scammer asking for more and more info. Until you are sending them money and or proof you are related to the fake dead family member.

13. You Have Received A Package Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail , Phone) This scam seems really innocent at first until police are knocking on your door because you just accepted a package with a bunch of drugs or weapons in it. It can come as a package that you never ordered in the first place. Or a door hanger from UPS, FedEx whatever. But normally it starts with a really really badly done e-mail request to call the company. To give them the OK to receive the package or pay a security fee.

14. Odd Request Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail) This scam comes way out of left field and asks something you would never think of in a million years. Most claim that you signed up for some sort of promotion or call list,  group or organization. This may even include odd survey questions.

15. Embarrassment Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail, Cell Phone, Landline, Text message, Paper Bills, Bank Statements) What is theEMBARRASSMENT SCAM? This scam is getting a lot of play from all yours guys e-mails and comments.

This scam is all about making you look bad and wanting whatever you did to go away really really fast. Most often it is related to adult material. (For example “PORN”)

This scam can wreak marriages and peoples lives. The way they do it is by sending you a bill for services rendered, could be Pay per view, magazine subscriptions, Website Porn memberships and so on. It is a strong arm on black mail and it is illegal in pretty much every country I know off.

This scam can be achieved via KEY LOGGER technology, Spyware, Adware, Hacking (This includes all sorts of nasty viruses.) Most people will pay to make go away. No matter how much the payment is for just under $100 dollars and this is because most people will not sue or make an issue in the US and or Canada (If it is for under $100 USD/CAD.

At that level it fails to be classified as a criminal offence (In many places in the world. (Instead it is classified as a civil offence where you woudl have to sue for damages.). It falls in the grey zone of most law. Thus scammers on the Internet and the real world will take advantage of this and it might not seem like a lot. But if you can catch one your more then likely to catch another. Just you wait and that is what they do wait and watch whether it will be via e-mail, phone call or regular mail.

16. Job Offer Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail, Cell Phone, Landline, Text Message) What is the “Job Offer Scam? – This scam is getting more and more common. Where you are offered a job in the form of an e-mail in most cases.

It is normally states you can be your own boss and run your OWN AT HOME BUSINESS. Where you have to buy stock or some form of merchandise and then you need to sell said product to make a profit. But don’t fool yourself, never put out money if you are not sure there is some way of making it back.

Do your own background check before handing over your credit card information or signing on the dotted line. You could be putting yourself in debt and have product arrive at your house you can not possibly sell.

There are also companies that will offer you remote jobs from big name companies that are called “Spiders” where you search the Internet for information. Make sure that you know what you are doing and how much you’ll make, also be sure to have a real Land line business phone number, Fax number and real address for the company. Make sure it is not a cell phone or remote landline number. IT SHOULD HAVE A CALLER ID NUMBER + NAME OF THE COMPANY TO GO WITH THAT NUMBER. Make sure the work you are offered is LEGIT AND LEGAL WHERE YOU LIVE. Sometimes governments will only let companies employ within their own country or region and may even call the job spying. BE AWARE THAT IS ONLY IN EXTREME CASES. ALWAYS DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE HAND and be safe…

17. Porn Site Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail, Cell Phone, Landline, Text message) What is aPorn Site Scam? – A PORN site scam is when a porn site or adult material website,  blog says something is free or even trial offer of said product or service and then charges you full price or bullies you into paying for something you never really used.

They might try to send you unwanted material you never even asked for. This is very similar to the EMBARRASSMENT SCAM it plays on the “Please get away from me right now reflex! “or “I’ll pay you if you would just please go away !“. This is really hard to deal with if you are UNDERAGE, where you live you will need to tell your parents :( . There have been lawsuits and charges filed in some extreme cases most however are just false invoices saying you never paid. Even when you have already paid.

18. Paid Survey Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail, Cell Phone, Landline, Text Message) What is aPaid Survey Scam? – A Paid Survey scam is when a Survey website or company says they will pay you a certain amount of money. This can happen by not paying up after said survey is done or only giving you free surveys. Making you do like 100 surveys before they give you one that pays.

19. Government Compensation Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail) What is aGovernment Compensation Scam? – This scam is when you get taken by a scam you contact these people and they will fix the issues.

So far there are UN compensations Funds, USA compensations funds and the RCMP compensation funds. All claiming they will give you back. What you lost for a fee or just plain information. So as far as I know there are no such funds at least legal wise out there. Don’t fall for the random e-mail, compensation for scam victims. Trust me, I wish it were real. But as far from real funds MAYBE ONE DAY, BUT NOT TODAY

20. Tax Refund Scam – (Type of Scam: E-mail, Regular Mail, Landline) What is aTax Refund Scam? – Well this scam is very common during tax time. The reason of course is because taxes have been sent in and thous of us who have not done our tax returns. Are looking for the best way to. Stave off sever penalties.

So when there is hardship there is a scammer or scammers ready to take all your hard-earned cash, and run with it. This scam is mainly e-mail promising a crazy over blown tax return. DON’T FOR A SECOND TRUST THEIR CLAIMS.

21.What is the Text Message/Multimedia Subscription Scam ? – Well it is any cellphone/mobile phone subscription service that will not let you un-subscribe to said service. There are a million and one text message alerts or download subscriptions available out there. But many people don’t realize the cost and the amount of Spam messages they may get or the fact some are next to impossible to get rid of. (For Full Post On Topic please Refer To The Following Link Scam Alert – Text Message/Multimedia Subscription Scam)

22. What is the Credit Or Debit Card Double Swipe Scam? – This scam starts off like any regular purchase with your Credit or Debit card you would make at a gas station or grocery store. So you hand over your credit or debit card over to the cashier like you have a million and one times before.

But only this time your Credit/Debit card disappears behind the counter where your card is doubled swiped once in the legit mobile merchanted credit/debit machine then again in a Credit/debit information copying device or “E.I.C.D” (Electronic Information Capture Device or Electronic Identity Capture Device) Which will steal your information stored on the cards magnetic strip. (The Black Strip on the back of your card) Sometimes even digital images are taken of your Credit Or Debit Card to obtain the last 4 digits of your card or EMBEDDED SECURITY PIN NUMBERS. (For Full Post On Topic please refer to this link Scam Alert – Credit Or Debit Card Double Swipe Scam)

Well that is all for now. Please let me know if you guys would like anymore information on these scams or wish to report a scam.  Please contact us via our comment section or e-mail us @ computer.savvy@hotmail.com

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Scam Watch: PayPal Scam Explained + Example

June 14, 2008

Dear Readers,

(Last Updated June 30th, 2015 @ 7:35 pm EST) RC 7.5 Added 11 New Scam Mail E-mail Address

The following is an example of a Paypal Scam Mail plus a list of Scam Mail address of known scammers for this type of Scam. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR PHISHING ATTACKS OR SCAM E-MAILS. We will not be excepting any e-mails with attachments. Please send to computer.savvy@hotmail.com. Help stem the tide of Scammers and help me create a database to stop them where they stand….

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PayPal Information‏

Staff PayPal (info@hi5.com)

Sent: January 11, 2009 1:10:47 PM

To: computer.savvy@hotmail.com

Dear PayPal Member,

As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the online community, we regularly screen account activity. While reviewing your PayPal accounts, we observed activity that we would like to further verify. For this reason, limitations have been placed on your account until your will review your registered information. In order to resolve the account limitations, complete our online form by clicking on the following link :

-Link- Log into your PayPal account -Link-

After we have gathered the necessary information, your account will be reviewed for reinstatement and you will be notified by e-mail of our decision.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
Account Review Department

© 2010 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.
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What is a PayPal Scam ? – It is a fake e-mail sent to you pretending to be the Real PayPal asking you to give out information to steal your account and money..
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1. Name or Title Used: paypal – service@intl.PayPaI.comalert@paypal.com

3. Name or Title Used: PayPal Billing Departament – info@hi5.com

4. Name or Title Used: Paypal@ – 2008 service@paypal.com

5. Name or Title Used: PayPal service@server.com

6. Name or Title Used: PayPal Billing Center secure-activation@paypal.center.com

7. Name or Title Used: PayPal ServiceUsAccounts@PayPal.com

8. Name or Title Used : service@paypal.com –service@paypal.com

9. Name or Title Used :PayPal !online@paypal.fr

10. Name or Title Used :PayPalUpdateaccounts08@Pay.com

11. Name or Title Used :service@paypal.compaypal@alert.com

12. Name or Title Used :PayPalsecurity@PayPal.Inc.com

13. Name or Title Used :PayPalqcgmsj@red.com

14. Name or Title Used :paypalservice@paypal.compaypal@maillotto.co.cc

15. Name or Title Used :PayPalUpdateAccINFO@Pal.com

16. Name or Title Used :PayPalInformationPay@Pay.com

17. Name or Title Used :PayPalUpdateAccounts@PaypalL.com

18. Name or Title Used :PayPalservice@security.com

19. Name or Title Used :Stuff paypalStuff@PaYPaL.com

20. Name or Title Used :PayPal security updateservice@paypal.inc.com

21. Name or Title Used :PayPalsupport@PayPal.Inc.com

22. Name or Title Used : URGENT: Please update your personal information now – service@aw-paypal.uk

23. Name or Title Used : ©2008 PayPal / Protect Your Account service@paypal.com

24. Name or Title Used :IMPORTANT Security Procedure for Your Account account1013797@secure-paypal.com

25. Name or Title Used : Warning! Please update your PayPal account !‏infoo@Paypal.com

26. Name or Title Used : Your account has been violated !‏ aw-fraud@paypal.com

27. Name or Title Used : New email address added to your PayPal accountcustomer@paypal.com – johnnme212@yahoo.com

28. Name or Title Used : Important issue. A transaction may have been made without your knowledge or consentservice@intlpaypal.com

29. Name or Title Used : Notification from Billing Department‏check@mail.com

30. Name or Title Used : PayPal Information‏ / Staff PayPal info@hi5.com

31. Name or Title Used : PayPal investigation of an unauthorized activity claim: #PP-587-442-704‏‏ service@Intlpaypal.com

32. Name or Title Used : You have 24 hours to confirm your PayPal personal information‏‏‏ confirm@paypal.com

33. Name or Title Used : Our system has detected unusual debits on a credit card associated with your PayPal account‏‏‏‏ loyds@securesuite.net

34. Name or Title Used : Update Your Billing Records – Urgent Action Required !‏‏‏‏‏ update@updatepaypal.com

35. Name or Title Used : New email address added to your PayPal accountservice@paypal.inc.com

36. Name or Title Used : Attention ! your account has been deleted !!‏paypal@security.com

37. Name or Title Used : Security notification regarding your Online AccessUpdateaccounts08@Pay.com

38. Name or Title Used : UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNTpaypal@maillotto.co.cc

39. Name or Title Used : URGENT: Please update your personal information nowservice@aw-paypal.uk

40. Name or Title Used : Update your credit/debit card on profile!‏UpdateAccINFO@Pal.com

41. Name or Title Used : Account Review. EPPICard. Team identified some unusual activity in your Accont!!‏InformationPay@Pay.com

42. Name or Title Used : Security Center Advisory! ‏UpdateAccounts@PaypalL.com

43. Name or Title Used : Your account access has been limited paypal@account.com

44. Name or Title Used : Last Notice ! Your PayPal Account Access Could Be Suspended Paypal@email.paypal.com.au

45. Name or Title Used : Your account has been violated !‏ aw-fraud@paypal.com

46. Name or Title Used : Security Measures zhiwbm@listings.ebay.com

47. Name or Title Used : Warning! Please update your PayPal account !‏ infoo@Paypal.com

48. Name or Title Used : New email address added to your PayPal accountcusto customer@paypal.com

49. Name or Title Used : Update Your Billing Records – Urgent Action Required‏ security@alertpaypal.com

50. Name or Title Used : Transaction ID: 9875242566FG486722N support@PayPal.Inc.com

51. Name or Title Used : Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!‏ contact@paypal.fr

52. Name or Title Used :PayPal paypal@secureonline.com

53. Name or Title Used :PayPal – Notre systeme a detecte charges inhabituelles une carte de credit lie votre Compte PayPal / Service clients service@securenet.com

54. Name or Title Used :Pay Pal-Inc – wvruxy@servicecuonline.org

55. Name or Title Used :Pay_Pal-Inc – yxubti@servicecuonline.org

56. Name or Title Used : You have 24 hours to confirm your PayPal personal information‏ – confirm@paypal.com

57. Name or Title Used : Your account has been flagged!‏‏ – noreply@paypal.com.us

58. Name or Title Used : Service PayPal – Veuillez mettre a jour votre compte PayPal !!!‏‏‏ – info@service.fr

59. Name or Title Used : PayPal Security Question and Answer Changed‏ – changupdatecount@info-signsystems.com

60. Name or Title Used : Notification from Billing Department‏– check@mail.com

61. Name or Title Used : PayPal – Please restore access to your account. RXI050– service@securenet.com

62. Name or Title Used : security alert – confirm your paypal information‏– carim@service.fr

63. Name or Title Used : Confirm your PayPal personal or your account is blocked– confirm@paypal.com

64. Name or Title Used : Notification de restriction de l’acces au votre compte PayPal.RXI012‏– service@securenet.com

65. Name or Title Used:‏Secure Your PayPal Account!SuPPort@PayPal.com

66. Name or Title Used: Important: Security Measures !security@aw-paypal.com

67. Name or Title Used:PayPal Information info@hi5.com

68. Name or Title Used: Please verify your account service@aws-paypal.com

69. Name or Title Used:Important Update‏ – service@paypalaccount.com

70. Name or Title Used: You have 1 new Security Message Alert!‏ – support@PayPal.com

71. Name or Title Used: WARNING !!!‏‏ – PayPal@PayPal.com

72. Name or Title Used: PayPal – Our system detected unusual charges a credit card linked your PayPal account‏‏ – service@securenet.com

73. Name or Title Used:‏ Notification from Billing Department‏‏‏‏ – check@mail.com

74. Name or Title Used:Warning ! Your PayPal account has been limited! – paypal@netcentral.co.u

75. Name or Title Used:Warning! Your PayPal account has been limited– paypal@service.com

76. Name or Title Used:Verificacion urgente‏‏ servicio@intl.paypal.com

77. Name or Title Used:Notification from Billing Department‏your@mail.com

78. Name or Title Used:Fee Refund Application Form‏‏ refunds@intl.paypaI.com

79. Name or Title Used:PayPal : C’est le dernier rappel pour vous activer le mise a jour de votre compte !‏‏ paypal@service.fr

80. Name or Title Used: activer votre compte paypal‏‏ – service@verification.fr

81. Name or Title Used:Notification from PayPal (ID: X87HF)‏‏ – puqzlw@service5.com

82. Name or Title Used:Notice Paypal.com: Anti-Fraud Security Tool‏‏ – info@hi5.com

83. Name or Title Used:Notification of Limited Account Access‏‏‏ – Service@intl.paypal.com

84. Name or Title Used:‏Update Your Information‏‏‏‏‏ – service@paypal.com

85. Name or Title Used:Your account access is limited.‏‏ – support1@paypal.com

86. Name or Title Used:Your account has been trespassed !‏‏– update@pay-pal.com

87. Name or Title Used:Notification from PayPal‏‏‏ support@securitynet.com

88. Name or Title Used: Secure and Update your Profile Informationsnew-releases@renewinfo.com

89. Name or Title Used: warning message‏‏‏ helpdesk@paypal-update.com

90. Name or Title Used: PayPal – Upgrade Your Information‏‏‏ robot@online-update.com

91. Name or Title Used: Dear PayPal customer‏‏‏ – noreply@paypal.net

92. Name or Title Used:Notification ‏‏ – check@safety.org

93. Name or Title Used: PayPal Information‏‏ – info@hi5.com

94. Name or Title Used: Account validation‏‏‏‏ – online@paypaI-accounts.com

95. Name or Title Used:‏PayPal : C’est le dernier rappel pour vous activer le mise a jour de votre compte !‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ – support@xeon.ipdelsur.com

96. Name or Title Used: Alert : Account update‏‏‏ – personal@security.ca

97. Name or Title Used: Verifier votre compte PayPal.‏‏‏– paypal@contact.fr

98. Name or Title Used:Your account has been trespassed!‏‏‏‏ c35gny3w6y@paypal.com

99. Name or Title Used: ‏security alert – confirm your paypal information‏‏paypal@suite.fr

100. Name or Title Used: WARNING: Your email address has been changed.‏‏‏‏ service@aws-paypal.co.uk

101. Name or Title Used: Paypal Inc.‏‏‏‏ retalentgroup@terra.es

102. Name or Title Used: PayPal Information‏‏‏ – info@hi5.com

103. Name or Title Used: Paypal Inc.‏‏ – retalentgroup@terra.es

104. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏‏‏ – service@paypal.com

105. Name or Title Used: Paypal Inc.‏ ‏‏ – compressors@mail.bg – paypalcase@terra.es

106. Name or Title Used:‏L’acc่s เ votre c๔mpte est restreint!‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ – PaypaI@Contact.fr

107. Name or Title Used: You have 24 hours to confirm your PayPal personal information‏‏‏‏ – change@paypal.com

108. Name or Title Used: Security Alert – Update Your Account Informations‏‏‏‏– security@paypaI.com

109. Name or Title Used:Important Update‏‏‏‏ service@paypalaccount.com

110. Name or Title Used: ‏Important Update‏‏service@paypalaccount.com

111. Name or Title Used: PayPal Information‏‏‏‏‏ info@hi5.com

112. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Please Restore Your Paypal Account Access RXI046 service@securesite.net

113. Name or Title Used: Paypal Account‏‏‏ – accounts@paypal.com

114. Name or Title Used: Paypal Inc.‏‏ – retalentgroup@terra.es

115. Name or Title Used: your account access is limited‏‏‏‏ – access-limited@pay-pal.com

116. Name or Title Used: Spam FG-mail You have 24 hours to confirm your PayPal personal information‏‏‏ – member@paypal.com

117. Name or Title Used:‏PayPal Investigation of the Received Unauthorized Claim: Case ID #PP-712-570-181‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏ – no_replay.com

118. Name or Title Used: You have 24 hours to confirm your PayPal personal information‏‏‏‏‏ – member@paypal.com

119. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Please update Your Paypal.com account information – service@intl.paypal.com

120. Name or Title Used:Please update Your Paypal.com account information‏‏‏‏‏ service@intl.paypal.com

121. Name or Title Used: PayPal Email ID PP36718‏‏update@support.com

122. Name or Title Used: Paypal account alert case ID number [SC 554DFDVXX1]‏ – service@intl.paypal.com

123. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Please Restore Your Paypal Account Access RXI046 confirm+AdmFuZ29sYW5AeWFob28uY29t@facebookmail.com

124. Name or Title Used: Paypal account bloked case ID number [SC 554DFDVXX1]‏ – service@intl.paypal.com

125. Name or Title Used: Your Payment Agreement with eBid has been created‏ – customer@paypal.co.uk – service@email.paypal.co.uk

126. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏ – Service@intl.paypal.com

127. Name or Title Used: Winner‏‏‏ – mailman@mail.salvador.edu.armember@paypal.com

128. Name or Title Used: PayPal new message‏ – zrwqzb@yahoo.com

129. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏Notification of Limited Account Access‏ – swhlxw@yahoo.com

130. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Your account will be suspended !‏‏– service@paypal.com

131. Name or Title Used:Account Review Department‏‏‏‏‏ noreply@support.com

132. Name or Title Used: Unauthorized Logincustmrs@ppl.com

133. Name or Title Used: Update Your Account Info‏- test@test.com

134. Name or Title Used: Resolve problem‏‏ paypal@localhost

135. Name or Title Used: update you account‏ – services@paypall.co.uk

136. Name or Title Used: Please Update Your Profile – Personal Information Error !‏‏‏ – test@test.com

137. Name or Title Used: IMPORTANT – Irregular check account activity– service@paypal.com

138. Name or Title Used: PayPal Ip Conflict‏ ‏ ‏‏ – ip-conflict@paypals.com

139. Name or Title Used: Notification GSY665‏‏ – paypal-inc@services.com

140. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏PLS CALL+34-634-123-208– gfhkjgmnmgk@terra.es

141. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Please Update Your Account‏‏‏– noreply@netlogmail.com

142. Name or Title Used:Please Update Your Account‏‏‏‏‏ ‏ – noreply@netlogmail.com

143. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏ ‏ – Service@intl.paypal.com

144. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏- Service@intl.paypal.com

145. Name or Title Used: PayPal Account Review Department‏‏ ‏ ‏ – info@pp.com

146. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏ – Service@intl.paypal.com

147. Name or Title Used: Account temporarily limited‏‏‏‏ – service@ppl.com

148. Name or Title Used: Account temporarily limited‏‏– service@ppl.com

149. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏ ‏ ‏‏ – Service@intl.paypal.com

150. Name or Title Used: You have a new message from PayPal !‏‏‏ – services@paypalc.com

151. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏Review Your Account Information‏‏– service@review-paypal.com

152. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Notification of Limited Account Access‏‏‏‏– Service@intl.paypal.com

153. Name or Title Used:votre compte est suspendu!‏‏‏‏‏ ‏ – service@paypa.fr

154. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏ ‏ – Service@paypal.confirm.com

155. Name or Title Used: Notification of Limited Account Access‏- Service@intl.paypal.com

156. Name or Title Used: Paypal Account Review Department !‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏ – Service@intl.paypal.com

157. Name or Title Used: Customer PayPal satisfaction survey ID: GDQHTNHWLW – nybtny@downeywholesale.com

158. Name or Title Used: You have a new message from PayPal !‏‏‏‏‏ – services@paypalc.com

159. Name or Title Used: Paypal Account Update: Please Read‏‏‏– service@intl.paypal.com

160. Name or Title Used: PayPal Account® Posible Fraud – Notification‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏ – services@paypsal.com

161. Name or Title Used: Your PayPal account is limited !!!‏ – paypal@services.co.uk

162. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏Notification of Limited Account Access RXH074 Paypal scam?‏‏‏– service@intl.paypaI.com

163. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏You have a new message from PayPal !‏‏‏‏‏– services@paypalc.com

164. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏PayPal Security Advisory‏‏ – services@paypalc.com

165. Name or Title Used: Please Update Your Account‏‏ ‏ – noreply@netlogmail.com

166. Name or Title Used: You have a new message from PayPal !‏ – services@paypalc.com

167. Name or Title Used: c’est le dernier alerte pour acceder a votre compte le plus vite possible‏‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏ – support@account.fr

168. Name or Title Used: You have a new message from PayPal !‏ – services@paypalc.com

169. Name or Title Used: You submitted an order in the amount of 219.80 NZD – services@intl.paypaI.com.nz

170. Name or Title Used: Update Your Profile Information And Restore Your Account Access‏‏– paypal@securenet.com

171. Name or Title Used: Service PayPal :Mesures De Securite‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏ – PayPal@Contact.fr

172. Name or Title Used: Restore your account‏ – service@paypalc.com

173. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏Your account has been limited!!!‏‏‏– paypal@accounts.com

174. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏Notification From Billing Department‏‏‏‏‏– info@intl.paypaI.com

175. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏Reference: PP-29412048215‏‏‏ – limit.intl@intl.limit.co.uk

176. Name or Title Used: Your account has been limited until we hear from you‏‏‏ ‏ – online@pay-pal.secure.org

177. Name or Title Used: Your account is temporaly limitedservice@aph.gov.au

178. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏Your PayPal Account Has Been Limited‏ – paypal@service-update.com

179. Name or Title Used: ‏Verifications Concernant Votre Compte !‏ – no-reply@Service.fr

180. Name or Title Used: Account update error code: AXLK54D4A9‏ – service@int.paypal.com

181. Name or Title Used: votre compte Accès a été limité‏ – paypal@service.com

182. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏Require: Update Your Profile Information‏ – service@paypal-update.com

183. Name or Title Used: Attention! Votre Compte PayPal A été limité ! ‏- service@paypall.fr

184. Name or Title Used: [Bulk] Payment Notification ( dispute transaction )‏ – services@intl.paypaI.com – customer.service@admin.net

185. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏Ownership Verification‏ – service@intl.paypal

186. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏votre accès au compte est limité‏ – Service.PayPal@telia.net

187. Name or Title Used: PayPaI – Notice‏‏‏‏ ‏ – notification@personal.paypal.com

188. Name or Title Used: Periodic Maintenancereactivation@paypal.com

189. Name or Title Used: Account Update‏ – kidunda@hotmail.co.uk

190. Name or Title Used: ‏Account Update‏‏ – melcoulson@hotmail.co.uk

191. Name or Title Used: Account update ‏ – pranab_neogi@hotmail.com

192. Name or Title Used: Erreur de prélèvement mensuels effectués sur votre carte de credit.â€�‏‏ – service@reflex.fr

193. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏Reminder: Your account will be limited If you not confirm your information‏‏ – service@intl.paypal.com

194. Name or Title Used: PayPal Service – Veuillez Valide Votre Information Personnelle !‏ ‏- no-reply@service.fr

195. Name or Title Used: Please Update Your Paypal Account Informations‏‏ – services@paypal.comm

196. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏Attention! Votre Compte PayPal A ete limite! – service@noreply.paypal.fr

197. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏Reminder: Your account will be limited until we hear from youwkjwue@intl-paypai.com

198. Name or Title Used: Reminder: Your account will be limited until we hear from you‏‏‏‏‏ ‏ temies@intl-paypai.com

199. Name or Title Used: You have changed your PayPal email address‏ – no-reply@ppal.com

200. Name or Title Used: Your Account paypal is deactivated‏‏ – noreply@netlogmail.com

201. Name or Title Used: ‏Warning ! It’s your last chance to save your account on paypal‏‏ – paypal@service.com

202. Name or Title Used: Warning ! It’s your last chance to save your account on PayPal – notice@ppal.com

203. Name or Title Used: Votre Référénce de dossier PayPal ®: (PP-762-068-564)‏‏‏ – Service@pa​ypal-activa​tion.fr

204. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!‏‏‏ – support@paying.com

205. Name or Title Used: PayPal Service – Nous avons restreint l’acces a votre compte PayPal.‏‏ ‏- service@servnet.com

206. Name or Title Used: Warning ! It’s your last chance to save your account on PayPal‏‏‏ – paypal@service.com

207. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏PayPal – service@security-paypal.com

208. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏Warning ! It’s your last chance to save your account on PayPal‏paypal@service.com

209. Name or Title Used: Alert! Your Account Will Be Suspended.paypal@info.paypal.com

210. Name or Title Used: Warning ! It’s your last chance to save your account on PayPal‏paypal@service.com

211. Name or Title Used: Promemoria per accedere a PayPal il più presto possible !‏ – service@paypal.it

212. Name or Title Used: ‏Information Regarding Your account‏ – service@paypal.com

213. Name or Title Used: Alert: Urgently You Need To Update Your Account‏ – noreply@netlogmail.com

214. Name or Title Used: PayPal.es – Aviso de Seguridad‏ – noreply@segurida.secure.com

215. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏Your paypal account is deactivated or limited!!!‏ – infos@services.com

216. Name or Title Used: Warning! Your PayPal account has been limited!‏ – Paypal@sec​urity.com – service@paypal.com

217. Name or Title Used: Periodic Maintenance‏reactivation@intl.paypal.com

218. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏Your PayPal account has been limited!‏ paypal.com paypal@billing-sec.com

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219. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏Warning ! It’s your last chance to save your account on PayPal – paypal@service.com

220. Name or Title Used: Alert: Urgently You Need To Update Your Account – noreply@netlogmail.com

221. Name or Title Used: Your Account Has Been Limited! PayPal Case ID: PP-658-119-347 – <no=reply@paypal.org>

222. Name or Title Used: Irregular activity – ebilling@ppl.com

223. Name or Title Used: ‏Important: We noticed unusual activity in your PayPal account (Ref #PP-002-648-170-274)  – stuebe1@juno.com

224. Name or Title Used: PayPal Notification: Case No.00138 – gafm001@gmail.com

225. Name or Title Used: Your online acces has been blocked‏ – Paypal@services.com

226. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏your account needs to be verified‏ – policy@paypalinfo.com

227. Name or Title Used: Notificationservice@e.paypal.com – service@online.paypal.server.com

228. Name or Title Used: Important Information on how to complete your recent transaction (Transaction ID:4UN65923VN089111H) –  Service@paypal.com

229. Name or Title Used: Important information about your PayPal Account– dbater2191@live.co.uk – HTSecurepaypal@sd-41409.dedibox.fr

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230. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏Account Notification – staff@ppservices.com

231. Name or Title Used: Temporary Limitation – intl_p@ppI.com

232. Name or Title Used: We Need Help Resolving Issue Case ID PP-741-105-801 – ServicePaypal@PaypalServiceee.onmicrosoft.com

233. Name or Title Used: Your account has been limited – paypal@server.com

234. Name or Title Used: ‏Update Your Account !  – info@team-pp.com

235. Name or Title Used: Resolution center – service.int1@outlook.com

236. Name or Title Used: We’re investigating a paypal payment reversal ( Case ID #PP-003-131-411-357)‏‏‏‏‏ – servicpaypa@outlook.com

237. Name or Title Used: ‏‏‏‏ ‏ ‏‏Secure Your Account Now !‏ – PayPal@inc.com

238. Name or Title Used: Notification – e-pay@e-ayz.net

239. Name or Title Used: Update Your Account Information‏ –  paypal@service-customer.co.uk

240. Name or Title Used: Your Account PayPal has Been Limited !paypal@suport.com

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Scam Watch: Yet Another E-mail Example Of A PayPal Phishing Attack

June 8, 2008

Dear Readers,

(Last Updated Jan 10th, 2011 @ 4:00 pm EST) RC 3.5

I’ve gotten hundreds of e-mails asking me for more examples of e-mail attacks also know as phishing attacks. So people know what to look for. So here is yet another one.

People I understand. But the thing is company’s like e-bay and PayPal tell you about e-mails phishing attacks. But you don’t have an example because as of yet no one other then me has shown them to you. Which I feel is really stupid…ANYHOW…here is one I received today. It is phishing attacks >>> Please send me your phishing attacks or scam e-mails. I will not accept any with attachments. Please send to computer.savvy@hotmail.com

Please Restore Your Account Access‏
From: PayPal Billing Departament (info@hi5.com)
This message may be a phishing scam.
Sent: June 8, 2008 1:03:08 PM
To: computer.savvy@hotmail.com
PayPal
Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member:Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Reference Number: PP-259-187-991

This is the Last reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologise for any inconvenience..

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department


PayPal Email ID PP059
Protect Your Account Info
Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal login page (http://paypal.com/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips
Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password

This is fake but a really good fake compared to the last one I showed you guys. Here are some of the reasons it is a fake….

1. It is from a social network site Hi5. (It is know for being one of the worst SPAMMERS along with classmates.com)

2. Does not mention my real name on my PayPal account.

3. PayPal never has a direct link..they always ask you to sign in first with your old password. Then go from there..

4. It ended up in my junk mail folder because the PayPal e-mail did not match (WARNING: sometimes it can be an error..but it is a good practice to save the registration e-mail from PayPal and only accept e-mails from only that source)

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Hope This Helps,

Remy “Se7en”


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