Another PayPal fraud

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Once again I'm targeted by a PayPal fraud. This time they asked me to verify my e-mail address. The URL revealed it, though... They tried to use the old trick of using the right address as a username for a fraud site, so the URL looked like this:[long string of mixed characters]

Nice try, but I didn't fall for it. Instead I forwarded both of the messages (which made it more obvious they were fakes, why would PayPal send me two similar requests...) to PayPal spoof checkers.

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I am interested in finding out more information on the scam attempt you've mentioned. I have an article on my website - - which discusses the problems with email and web page spoofing which targets eBay and Payapl users alike. Is it possible that you could forward a copy of the email in wquestion, or give me any further information?

Many thanks, warm wishes from Mat at millersmiles!

Posted by: Matthew Bright at July 17, 2003 1:17 PM

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