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当心假的Paypal欺诈 (Fraudulent email sent to me in the name of PayPal)
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stonejohn  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 20:41
English to Chinese
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Jan 12, 2007

下午收到一个邮件,汗了一把...
Upgrade Your Information

It has come to our attention that your PayPal® billing information are out of date. This require you to update billing information as soon as possible.

This billing update is also a new PayPal® security statement which goes according to the established norms on our terms of service (TOS) to reduce the instance of fraud on our website.

Please update your records on or before January 15, 2007. A failure to update your records may result on a suspension of your account.

To update your PayPal® records click on the following link:
http://www.paypal.com/us/


This new security statement will helps us continue to offer PayPal® as a secure and cost-effective payment service. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance.


Sincerely,
The PayPal® Team
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后来写了一个邮件问Paypal,得到回复如下:
Dear ×××,

Thank you for contacting PayPal about a fraudulent (spoof) email or Web
site. We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention.

We can confirm that the email you received was not sent by PayPal. Any
website which may be linked to this email is not authorized or used by
PayPal.

Our fraud prevention team is working to disable any website linked to
this email. In the meantime, please do not enter any information into
this website. If you have already done so, you should immediately log
into your PayPal account and change your password, as well as your
security questions and answers. We also recommend that you contact your
bank and credit card company immediately.

Please follow the instructions below to report an unauthorized
transaction associated with your PayPal account:

If you are able to log into your PayPal account:

1. Log in to your account at https://www.paypal.com
2. Select the "Resolution Center" subtab.
3. Click "Open a dispute."
4. Select "Unauthorized transaction," then click "Continue."
5. Enter or select the transaction ID for the transaction you would like
to dispute, then click "Continue."
6. Complete the report for Unauthorized Use on a PayPal Account, then
click "Continue."
7. Confirm that the claim is correct, then click "Submit."

If you cannot log in to your account, follow the instructions below to
report an unauthorized transaction associated with your PayPal account:

1. Go to https://www.paypal.com/
2. Click on the "Security Center" link located at the bottom of any
page.
3. Under the "Report a Problem" column, click on "Unauthorized
Transaction."
4. Click "Continue" under "Unable to log in?"
5. Confirm that the transaction in question is unauthorized then click
"Continue."
6. Complete the report for Unauthorized Use on a PayPal Account, then
click "Preview."
7. Confirm that the claim is correct, then click "Submit."
8. Confirm your account ownership by entering the financial information
requested, then click "Continue."

Lastly, we recommend taking a few steps to protect yourself from
identity theft:

1. Download the SafetyBar, a toolbar for Outlook and Outlook Express,
which identifies known spoof emails.
2. Get eBay Toolbar with Account Guard which warns you when you're on a
potentially fraudulent (spoof) Web site.
3. Sign up for Equifax Credit Alerts for PayPal Users, a program that
provides an early warning detection system in the event of identity
theft. Find out more by visiting the PayPal Identity Protection Center
at www.paypal.com/idprotection.
4. Frequently monitor your PayPal account for suspicious activity.

For additional tips please visit the PayPal Security Center at
https://www.paypal.com/security.

Thank you again for sending us your report. We appreciate your efforts
to keep PayPal safe.

Sincerely,

PayPal
PayPal Account Review Department
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请大家千万小心!千万小心!千万小心!


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wherestip  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:41
Chinese to English
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Fraud Jan 12, 2007

stonejohn,

That was very nice of you to put out a warning here.

Also the English of the fraudulent email was worded poorly. It's another clue of fraud to look for that on occasion gives the perpetrators away.



[Edited at 2007-01-12 20:43]


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Kevin Yang  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:41
Member (2003)
English to Chinese
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时刻都要提高警惕! Jan 12, 2007

stonejohn,

I am so proud of you for having such first reaction! You did correctly. Whenever the requester wants your personal information and those things that are not meant for sharing, question it and verify it by all means before giving it out.

Steve, this is a new one. We already had those spoof emails from some small countries instructing us to deposit funds and then return it partially with our personal checks. Now this seems from a different group.

遇到询问你的个人信息和相关密码、金钱的问题时,一定要多个心眼儿。千万不要随便提供。

Kevin


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wherestip  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:41
Chinese to English
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Indeed Jan 12, 2007

TongliUSA wrote:

stonejohn,

I am so proud of you for having such first reaction! You did correctly. Whenever the requester wants your personal information and those things that are not meant for sharing, question it and verify it by all means before giving it out.

Steve, this is a new one. We already had those spoof emails from some small countries instructing us to deposit funds and then return it partially with our personal checks. Now this seems from a different group.

遇到询问你的个人信息和相关密码、金钱的问题时,一定要多个心眼儿。千万不要随便提供。

Kevin



Kevin,

Yes, when I get such email requests, I delete them immediately. If the banks really had any reason to get in touch with me about my accounts (which they usually don't), they would do so through official written correspondence.


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