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#1 Dave

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:30 PM

I do a lot of daily Pay Pal transactions so my inbox is flooded by subject lines that read 'service@paypal'.

I noticed a new one so opened it up and it was exactly like a Pay Pal receipt complete with links showing that I paid Uber $19. I scrolled down to the bottom and clicked on Resolution Centre. ( I didn't notice it was UK)

 

That took me to a Pay Pal login screen and I put in my email. As I was typing in my long password something felt odd. I looked up in the corner of the address bar and it said 'not secure'.

 

I opened a new tab and logged into my PP and there was nothing for Uber.

I can close to being cleaned out and it looked so real.

I think the fact that my email addy wasn't cookied in to the log in is what tipped me off.

 

So be careful out there.

 

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#2 Ineedacatscan

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

Good catch
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#3 Vagus

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

Fk uber!
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

I never click on email links


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#5 weeperABR

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:39 PM

Wow that is scary. I'm sure I would do that.
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#6 Dave

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

I never click on email links

Then, how can you Make $3467.47 in Just One Week

                            from Home! ?


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#7 Vagus

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

Then, how can you Make $3467.47 in Just One Week
from Home! ?


By never sitting up?
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#8 Dave

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

Wow that is scary. I'm sure I would do that.

I'm usually not very scammable but it had me believing it was real until that moment.


By never sitting up?

That'll work.

Do you take Bitcoin?


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:44 PM

I'm usually not very scammable but it had me believing it was real until that moment.

That'll work.
Do you take Bitcoin?



Thanks for posting this. I will not click links in emails going forward. I'm kind of embarrassed I never thought of it.
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#10 Gusso

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:45 PM

Wow that is scary. I'm sure I would do that.


Would probably get me. I uber out the a hole
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#11 Dave

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for posting this. I will not click links in emails going forward. I'm kind of embarrassed I never thought of it.

Clicking isn't a problem as long as it's not downloading something ( generally).

 

A lot of advertising/sales is done by clicks on email links...if you get those you opted into someone's list. They just send you to offers. You can scroll down to the bottom and unsubscribe.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

Would probably get me. I uber out the a hole


That's nothing to be embarrassed about. George can handle your laundry, though. Just FYI.
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#13 Dave

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:49 PM

Would probably get me. I uber out the a hole

They get your PP password when you try to dispute the charge.

If you Uber all the time you would think it was legit and not worry about it, and your PP account would be safe.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:51 PM

https://www.mailwasher.net/


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

PayPal emails will always address you by name, not "Dear Customer".

 

PayPal will go after these guys. Forward all such emails to spoof@paypal.com


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:16 PM

Would probably get me. I uber out the a hole

I'll be ubering tonight. I can get to the bar and home, for under $13.
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:33 PM

I'll be ubering tonight. I can get to the bar and home, for under $18.


Fxt
Wait no. Dude, I meant over
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:10 PM

PayPal emails will always address you by name, not "Dear Customer".

 

PayPal will go after these guys. Forward all such emails to spoof@paypal.com

I forward at least 2 a week 2 them and Amazon


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:11 AM

I never follow those links, go to the source site. Also look at the email address in full that is usually a tipoff too.
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#20 Dave

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 07:29 AM

Problem was, most of the emails in that account say 'service@paypal', and the subject line is 'you sent a payment' or 'so-and-so sent you a payment. 

Since this said Uber and I haven't used them in 4 months I opened it.

And outside of my PP log in name not being at the top ( which I didn't notice to be honest) it looked totally legit as you can see from the screen shots.

Anyway, be careful!


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