PayPal - SCAM ALERT!!!
Thread poster: Egmont

Egmont
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Nov 23, 2002

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Scam Alert!

Something EVERY Paypal user should know



A common scam with Paypal is stealing of money through hacked accounts. Many passwords are stolen through misleading Email messages. We received this scam around 7PM on the evening of 9/11/2002.



THIS WAS NOT SENT BY PAYPAL! Do not follow the instructions! By clicking on the link and following the instructions, you will actually be giving away your password to a thief! This thief actually registered the domain in the name of Confinity, Inc. (a Paypal affiliated company). However, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PAYPAL!



I highly doubt Paypal would EVER send out an Email such as this. Do not be fooled!







Here is the who-is on the domain you\'re actually clicking over to, for those of you who are interested:

Organization:

Confinity, Inc (PAYPAL2-DOM)

PayPal PayPal, Inc.

1840 Embarcadero Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94303

US

Phone: 650.251.1100

Fax..: 650.251.1101

Email: hostmaster@PAYPAL.COM



Registrar Name....: Register.com

Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com

Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com



Domain Name: PAYPALSYS.COM



Created on..............: Tue, Sep 10, 2002

Expires on..............: Fri, Sep 10, 2004

Record last updated on..: Thu, Sep 12, 2002



Administrative Contact:

Confinity, Inc (PAYPAL2-DOM)

PayPal PayPal, Inc.

1840 Embarcadero Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94303

US

Phone: 650.251.1100

Fax..: 650.251.1101

Email: hostmaster@PAYPAL.COM



Technical Contact, Zone Contact:

Register.Com

Domain Registrar

575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor

New York, NY 10018

US

Phone: 902-749-2701

Fax..: 902-749-5429

Email: domain-registrar@register.com



Domain servers in listed order:



NS1.EARTHLINK.NET 207.217.126.41

NS2.EARTHLINK.NET 207.217.77.42

DNS1.EARTHLINK.NET 207.217.126.11



Register your domain name at http://www.register.com



Notice anything? The scammer wants you to believe it is really Paypal. The name servers give it away. Paypal does not use Earthlink.net.












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Mads Grøftehauge  Identity Verified
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Mmh. Okay... Nov 29, 2002

That\'s very interesting. Thanks.



Could you perhaps supply the wording of the email?

Was the site linked to in the mail then http://www.paypal.com?



Paypal instructs us to make sure there is an \'s\' in the URL: https://www.paypal.com to make sure it\'s the secure site.

Wouldn\'t it be enough to look out for that?



A propos: er der nogen der har haft dårlige oplevelser med Paypal? Er det bedre eller dårligere end Eurogiro?



-Mads


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