06
Dec 12

Your Paypal.com transaction confirmation

It looks like i’m going to be doing a lot of cooking this holiday season with my brand new “CooksEssentials 12-piece Cookware Set w/ Color Smart Nonstick“.  ….NOT!

This scam uses a common scare tactic in an attempt to get you to panic and click on links in the email. A Virus total scan of the link revealed a “Malicious” content warning. See also Paypal’s warning about suspicious looking emails.

Sample:

Your Paypal.com transaction confirmation

 


11
Mar 12

“Please Update Your PayPal Informations”

Subject: PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PAYPAL INFORMATIONS

Sample:


02
Mar 12

PayPal: Update Your Account Information PP055

Subject: Update Your Account Information PP055

Body:

Information about your account:

Dear PayPal Member:

PayPal has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of their PayPal accounts. As a result we are making an extra security measures check on all of our Customers account in order to protect their information and add some more security measures .

Due to this, you are requested to follow the provided steps and confirm some details for the safety of your Accounts.

Important Note: Our goal is to maintain your trust and confidence when handling personal information about you .
Click Here To Verify Your Account Information

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please Understand that there is an exception to protect your Account. We apologize for any inconvenience.Please do not reply to this E-mail. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not Reaction. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the “Help” link in the upper right corner of any PayPal page.

BEST REGARDS
al Account Review Department

Sample:


28
Jan 12

Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal Case ID PP-658-119-347

Be on the lookout for fake PayPal emails like the one below. Avoid clicking links or downloading attachments included with the message.  See also PayPal’s security warning about fake emails like these. Keep in mind that scammers often use scare tactics to try to get you to react without thinking.

Sample:

[alert]

Subject: Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal Case ID PP-658-119-347

File attached: Readme.htm (59 KB)

Body:

Identity Issue #4453.3324.11 Secure Transaction

Please complete the attached form to verify your Profile information and restore your account access.
________________________________________

Personal Information Profile

Make sure you enter the information accurately, and according to the formats required.
Fill in all the required fields.

Dear customer ,

As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the online community, we regularly screen account activity. Our review of your account has identified an issue regarding its safe use. We have placed a restriction on your account as a precaution.
To lift the restriction we will require some further information from you.
If, once we review your further information and we’re confident that the use of your account does not present a safety risk to our service and customers, we’ll be happy to reinstate your account.
We have sent you an attachment which contains all the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Download and open it in your browser. After we have gathered the necessary information, you will regain full access to your account.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
________________________________________
Very sincerely,
PayPal Review Department

[/alert]

 

Sample:

Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal Case ID PP-658-119-347