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Thread poster: Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:55
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May 14, 2007

Hello there,

I just thought it might be worth warning people that there appears to be an increase in phishing scams at the moment from unscrupulous scammers involving Moneybookers.

I am currently getting a significant number of messages saying I've received a payment or that I need to update security settings on my account, all of which are fraudulent. Any message purporting to be from Moneybookers (or Paypal/your bank etc.) urging you to click on a link included in the e-mail is doubtless fraudulent. Other tell-tale signs are the poor standard of English and the fact that they are addressed to "Dear Member" rather than "Dear [name]".

I know there are probably plenty of topics about this already in the forum - I just noticed an increase in these messages and wanted to make sure nobody got taken in by them.


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Marcelo Silveyra
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Very nice of you, Jeremy... May 14, 2007

and I actually mean it in the best of ways.

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Nicolas Coyer  Identity Verified
Colombia
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Thanks, Jeremy May 15, 2007

It is always good to be reminded once in a while, anyways.

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Giovany Rodríguez Monsalve
Colombia
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Thank you very much Jeremy. May 15, 2007

I'm a Moneybookers user and this information is very useful.

Have a nice day!


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Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
United States
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PayPal Scam, Too. May 15, 2007

I recently received 2 e-mails within one week asking me to "validate" or "verify" (I can't remember which) my PayPal account by clicking on a link in the e-mail. The scammers seem to be after my Social Security No. and my bank account information. Since PayPal already has my bank account info, why would they ask for it again? Definitely a lot of scammers out there who think we're pretty naive.

[Edited at 2007-05-15 02:37]

[Edited at 2007-05-15 02:39]


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Saskia Steur  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:55
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Thanks May 15, 2007

Jeremy, thanks for sharing this. I use MoneyBookers and one can't be too careful.
Best regards,
Saskia


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