Sunday, November 29, 2009

Paypal Phishers

Just received an email that (purposely, of course) made my heart jump.  At first I though it was about the oven rack that I recently made an eBay offer on; then I wondered how the heck they got my name and email address.  I'm posting the text because I haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet, and maybe someone else will be Googling it as I did.  I deleted the email address of the sender, because as likely as not, it's another stolen email of an innocent person.  ...maybe.
to [real first name, real last name] []
date Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM
subject My Goodies has rejected your Invoice
hide details 11:57 PM (9 hours ago)

Hello [real first name, real last name],
My Goodies ( rejected the following Invoice:

------------------------------Invoice Details------------------------------
Item total:  40.00
Shipping:  4.00
Total:  $44.00 USD
Note:  Dear Molly,
Hope this works! I have never tried doing this before. Since I have a "Premier" Paypal account, it should accept credit or debit card payments. The total is $44.

To view updated details of this Invoice, click on the following link or copy and paste the link into your web browser:

[phishing link removed for your safety]


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PayPal Email ID PP715

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