PayPal scam

by subacati

PayPal is not available in South Africa. but still, I recieved a warning email from 'them' to update my details using the provided 'link'. The link clearly contains a javascript tail that, most likely, sends you to the wrong place. :insane:. …

Dear Paypal Member,

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your :rolleyes:. PayPal account
from a foreign IP address.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling or ISP has dynamic
IP address, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.
Please visit PayPal as soon as possible to verify your identity:

http :// fake address ending in ?<-*->=$d$[=1SnFSF==i zd [S0,sz<-*->

Verifying your information is a security measure that will ensure that you
are the only person with access to the account.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.



NEVER give your password to anyone, including PayPal employees. Protect
yourself against fraudulent websites by opening a new web browser (e.g.
Internet Explorer or Netscape) and typing in the PayPal URL every time you
log in to your account.


Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account
and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.


PayPal Email ID PP321

Now this is the wierdest spam yet. :lol:.
Someone should tell this ID10T ERROR that PayPal is not available to South Africans. :irked:.

:eyes:. The scary thing is, this HTML email is well laid out and looks reasonable enough to fool someone who's too busy to look at it carefully. :insane:.
It even warns you not to give your password to anyone, although I bet that fake link asks you for a password. :left:.