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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:37 AM

X-post from GD: A general warning

I received an email telling me my paypal account has been Iimited (notice the capital "I" which I've underlined and bolded.)

The from address for this was: "service @ intI.paypaI.com" (I added the spaces.) Also notice the use of capital "I"s.

This is a phishing scam. Don't fall for it!


Someone you don't know is looking for a big holiday present from you. Don't oblige.

Link to the GD post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028399324

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discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2016 OP
Arkansas Granny Dec 2016 #1
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eniwetok Dec 2016 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Dec 2016 #4

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:15 PM

1. I always forward those to spoof@paypal.com.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 06:43 PM

2. Wise move

thanks

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 04:58 PM

3. the phishing attempts are endless...

If it's not Paypal, it's phony bank alerts that accounts were compromised and PWs need to be reset etc. They are phishing for LinkedIn and Google account logins even for cell phone apps.

What I DO enjoy reading are the more elaborate scams... that some widow of an accountant working for a Nigerian mining company has 6.2 million US and she wants to sneak it into the US and needs some help. Ive been saving the letters for the past 15 years.

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Response to eniwetok (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:30 PM

4. I got a call from the IRS scammers a few years ago

They claimed that I owed something like $5800 and would be arrested by local police. I listened for a bit and got more suspicious as time went on. After trying to negotiate with them they said they'd accept a lower amount but that I had to go to a location that sold "payment coupons".

This ended with me suggesting they contact my banker who was holding $4.4 million for me. I gave them the address in Nigeria.

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