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  1. #1
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    Heads up - 2Checkout Phising Scam

    Hey folks

    I am sure I am not the only person to get this, and if there is a huge post going around I have not noticed just remove this one.

    Dear 2Checkout valued member,

    Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the 2Checkout
    community we have issued this warning message.

    It has come to our attention that your account information needs
    to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports.
    If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew
    your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.
    However, failure to update your records will result to your account cancelation.
    This notification expires withon 24 hours.

    Once you have updated your account records your 2Checkout will not be
    interrupted and will continue as normal.

    Please follow the link below
    and renew your account information.
    https://www.2checkout.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=update-run

    (that link is html it actually brings you to)

    http://sellers.2checkout.com.thetruants.com/

    2Checkout Service Department
    .

  2. #2
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    Their image is on the mail too 2CO.

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    Thumbs up Re: Heads up - 2Checkout Phising Scam

    Thanks for the heads up

  4. #4
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    My policy is this:

    Any e-mail from any company I use, asking me to update any information or else my account will be suspended/deleted/whatever... DELETE.

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    Those phising sites are getting harder to deal with, they are getting better and harder to distiguish

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    Originally posted by EmpireVPS
    Those phising sites are getting harder to deal with, they are getting better and harder to distiguish
    This one was clever alright, I actually thought it was from 2checkout.

    The final URL gave it away.

    The fact we keep getting warnings about phising attacks from our local banks had me on gaurd however.

    I mailed [email protected] about it they have not gotten back to me yet but I am sure they will.

    The domain is with register.com I might give them a call now.

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    Just spoke to a very nice lady from register.com, they took all the details, screenshots etc..


    Heres a screen shot of the actually phising page, as it seems the frauders took it down since this post.

    http://www.fastprovider.ie/2checkout.bmp

  8. #8
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    Mmm... this one is smart and page is almost same but url. If you are in bad mood, you may get caught.

  9. #9
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    Tom, I really appreciate the heads up. Thanks buddy.
    Benoξt Brookens III
    President - Dataracks, Inc.
    Dataracks.net | Ultra-Reliable Hosting.™

  10. #10
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    Never click on hyperlinks in e-mails, always copy and paste the link into the address bar of a new browser window.

    This way you should be quite safe against any phishing scam

  11. #11
    if ever in doubt call the company

    If you wish to speak to a representative at 2checkout.com, call our Customer Service Support Center toll-free at 1-877-294-0273 between 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM EST on Saturday.

    Direct: 1–614–921–2450
    International: +1 1–614–921–2450
    US and Canada Toll Free: 1–877–294–0273
    UK and Northern Ireland Toll Free: 0871–871–8283

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    The main thing to remember [as noted above] is NOT to click on any links in any such emails.

    If you have any question about what the message is saying, log into your account the same way you normally would and verify whatever you feel you need to.

  13. #13
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    Some good tips above. The scarey part of these scams is the detail of the social engineering skills used.

    The person behind this by the looks of the mail, html layout, order page layout etc.. put an good amount of time into getting every single angle correct.

    As Kevin Mitnick would say Trust no one.

  14. #14
    One thing to look out for is. The email will never start like this...

    Dear 2Checkout valued member,

    Instead, It will have your full name. This goes the same for Paypal, ebay etc.

    If you see anything like Dear member, "red lights should be going off in your head"



    Dan
    www.preferred-hosting.com
    Reliable Shared and Reseller Hosting

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    Thanks for taken the time to reply TomD.

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    TomD, nice to see 2CO checking in. Thanks for the reply.
    Last edited by mctDarren; 04-30-2005 at 01:23 PM.

  18. #18
    Thanks for the heads up Tom O'Connor, i've got a 2CO account but didnt recieve any emails "yet" and its also nice to see someone from 2CO checking in.

  19. #19
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    no problems.

  20. #20
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    Good thread you guys put together!

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    Thanks for the heads up!

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