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PayPal - SCAM ALERT!!!
Thread poster: 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:


Confinity, Inc (PAYPAL2-DOM)

PayPal PayPal, Inc.

1840 Embarcadero Rd.

Palo Alto, CA 94303


Phone: 650.251.1100

Fax..: 650.251.1101

Email: hostmaster@PAYPAL.COM

Registrar Name....:

Registrar Whois...:

Registrar Homepage:


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


Phone: 650.251.1100

Fax..: 650.251.1101

Email: hostmaster@PAYPAL.COM

Technical Contact, Zone Contact:


Domain Registrar

575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor

New York, NY 10018


Phone: 902-749-2701

Fax..: 902-749-5429


Domain servers in listed order:




Register your domain name at

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


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Mads Grøftehauge  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:11
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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

Paypal instructs us to make sure there is an \'s\' in the URL: 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?


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