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    Default Really bad paypal spoof...

    I get emails all the time from banks and other financial entities telling me my account has been compromised, click here to reset,reactivate,confirm it etc. Classic spoofing and fishing attempts to get my information and account access.Sadly many still fall victim to this ploy. Sometimes the emails are extremely realistic. Sometimes not so much and an easy spot..

    Check this one out I got this morning...

    PayPal
    To Recipients
    Alert: Sign-in Attempt
    6:19 AM
    Dear Customer:
    Re: Your Account We Be Official Close By 11/07/2018

    For your security, your access to Online Banking has been locked and you need to reset your Passcode. Your access was locked because you exceeded the number of incorrect sign-in attempts; if you didn't make these attempts, we've locked your access as a security precaution

    RE: Irregular Account Visit now
    Your account we be re-activated after you successfully complete update
    We here to safeguard your account.

    Regard's
    @PayPal Inc



    The "dear customer " is a dead giveaway, not even my name in there... but the wording is just pathetic..

    At least write a decent scam!

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    Default Re: Really bad paypal spoof...

    Even all the words are spelled correctly lol. I get this crap too Al. Never ever click on a link in these types of emails. If I receive a call from a unknown number I do not even answer the phone. If they want to talk to me they will leave a voice message.
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    Default Re: Really bad paypal spoof...

    I always forward these email to spoof@paypal.com.

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    Default Re: Really bad paypal spoof...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    I always forward these email to spoof@paypal.com.
    Goid to know, I usually just delete them without opening

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    Default Re: Really bad paypal spoof...

    There were no obvious grammar mistakes, but my webmail flagged a similar one today as spam, supposedly from AmEx suspending my account. It wanted me to click a link. I do have an account I haven't used in a long time, but I'll contact them directly.

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    Default Re: Really bad paypal spoof...

    One thing I usually find amusing is that sometime, they come like "PaypaI" with capital letter "I" at the end of Paypal, instead of "l".
    It's like, woah guys, you are doing this sh#t and what, chickened out last minute to copyright infringement or something???
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    It’s full of grammar mistakes. Just look at the subject. They also missed a few punctuations and added an (‘) to regards. I’m suprised the spelling is correct and the fact that they didn’t confuse your with you’re.

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