Monday, April 6, 2009

An attempt to steal my identity

I got this email from 'Pay-Pal' (notice how it is spelled, the real PayPal doesn't have the hyphen) and I'm trying to spread it around. I looks very legit in your email, but if you click the link and fill out the information it goes to some criminal who will use that information to do you harm:

We regret to inform you that access to your account has been temporarily limited.

This has been done due to several failed log-in attempts.

Case ID: AX-309-05-66

To restore your account please log in correctly.

If you fail to log in correctly your account will be suspended for fraud prevention.

You will be able to register again for PayPal only after you authenticate your profile.

We apologize for the inconvenience, this measure was taken for your protection.

PayPal Security Team

There is a link to click that is underlined that will take you to the screen to "fix it" well suspicious me, I called paypal and said what is up with this, and the phone person said there was nothing wrong with my account, that this was a bogus email, and the screen that it clicks to asks for all my personal information so that they can steal my identity!!!!!!

If you ever get something like this call them first. Never just click through. Scary!

1 comment:

Mishy said...

Good tip on the paypal thing.


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