Paypal Phishing Scam

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  1. superdave

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    Recieved a very official looking email supposedly from paypal about changes to my account needing to be verified.

    The links looked like paypal links, but if you clicked them they took you to

    http://www.brush7.com/medimate/img/menu/protect.php

    The first screen was a login screen, looked very much like paypal's main screen, with the appropriate login area, no matter what fake password I put in, it went to the next screen where they asked me to verify my credit card number, expiration, card verification code, and bank pin. It looks very much like paypal's site, just remember to check your url in the top bar, plus make sure you are on a secure site whenever you are using any financial information.
     
  2. exscentric

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    I've gotten similar ebay and several different banks, some of which I've never heard of.

    phoney balonies are busy for sure.
     
  3. Bible Believing Bill

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  4. donnA

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    Report these fake emails to paypal and ebay. They are attempting to stop them, I've heard the persons responsable are difficult to track, and that there are more then one. Advise from paypal and ebay, never click a link in a email to verify information, they will always tell you to go to your account on their site, also paypal emails use your name, like mine would say, Dear Donna *******, fake ones do not.
    When and if you report forward the fake email to them so they can try and track it.
     
  5. Elnora

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    No legitimate business will EVER ask for credit card information in an e-mail.
     
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    Agreed
     
  7. superdave

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    already reported it, and forwarded them the email. The problem is that the domain name used is very obviously a front, plus most if its in I believe Korean. Paypal did confirm that this was not a legitimate site, and that they would never ask me to confirm my information in such a way.

    Here is the IP address in case anyone wants to include it in their next virus.

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: www.brush7.com
    Address: 61.81.54.195
     
  8. faithgirl46

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    Thank you for the heads up.
    Faithgirl46
     

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