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  1. Beware of new Paypal scam - I almost fell for it

    Hi guys, just wanted to warn you guys against these guys who are trying to access Paypal login information.

    They sent me a mail with the contents:

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    Dear [email protected],


    We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may
    have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security
    of your account and of the PayPal network is our primary concern.
    Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to
    sensitive PayPal account features.
    Click below in order to regain access to your account:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

    For more information about how to protect your account, please visit
    PayPal's Security Center, accessible via the "Security Center" link located
    at the bottom of each page of the PayPal website.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your
    assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal
    system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,
    The PayPal Team


    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be
    answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the
    "Help" link in the header of any page.


    PayPal Email ID PP198
    PayPal Email ID PP316

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    When you click the URL(which is bogus by the way), you will be sent to a page with a fake address bar.So disapointed it was badly done. If it looked more real I would have fell for it.
    http://wandewedsehi.com/images/hide/sysdll.php

    Hope I don't see any "Oooops, you mean that was bogus?!" type of replies.
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  5. When spammers get smart they will use the domain to pull out the WHOIS info and address you by the first and last name.
    And if they want to make it big, they should have hired big design companies to do the address bar. It was a disgrace to the spammers world as it was so badly done. Looks like some high school kid slapped it up together in 50 seconds.

    I would have used PHP to find out the OS and serve the graphics accordingly to match the design.

    ooops, I hope I am not giving ideas, hope no spammers read this thread.

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    I would have fallen for this scam, but I was to lazy to click the link, and I felt, if I really was at risk, why would I want to unlimit the access my account has? What exactly happens if I would have clicked on the link?

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    I've seen better coverup jobs on the address bar. I saw one page where they used javascript to totally cover up the real address bar with a white bar and text on it! It looked very real and authentic, except for the fact that I knew it was a scam.
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  8. I am just wondering if tech savvy people like us almost fell for it, how many obese-housewives-sitting-on-a-couch-with-tv-remote-control-on-one-hand-and-bag-of-snack-on-the-other type fell for it already.
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    Heh... funny thing is, if you go to the root of the site where this scam is (http://wandewedsehi.com/), you'll notice it's a wedding site or something for a couple... funny, huh? I bet the server was compromised and the person decided to host his scam on that domain.

  10. Unethical hacker. If I were one I wouldn't hack a wedding couple's site. What goes around comes around. He will not have a happy wedding if he ever gets married. But that is off topic.

    Originally posted by SniperDevil
    Heh... funny thing is, if you go to the root of the site where this scam is (http://wandewedsehi.com/), you'll notice it's a wedding site or something for a couple... funny, huh? I bet the server was compromised and the person decided to host his scam on that domain.
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