is this a fraudulent email?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Larry Smith, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Larry Smith

    Larry Smith Guest

    I received the following from
    ===================================================
    This is an automated notification. The credit card used on your PayPal
    account could not be processed successfully by our system. As a
    result,
    your account will not be available until a working credit card has
    been
    entered.

    =========================================
    ACCOUNT INFORMATION:
    =========================================

    Account name: (my name was here)
    Registered Email: (my-email address was here)

    Processing Attempted: SUB6MONTH (Free of charge)
    Date Attempted: 04/21/2006

    Result Code: [499] CARD IS INVALID - PLEASE USE A DEBIT CARD OR
    CONFIRM CARD STATUS WITH ISSUING BANK

    =========================================

    NOTE: As a security measure, when a card is not successfully processed
    for any reason, all card information is cleared off the account. You
    will need to have your full credit card information handy when you
    attempt to set up the subscription again.

    Please make sure that the credit card has sufficient funds available,
    and then visit your account management page to add the card
    information
    again:

    http://www.paypal.com.f-webscr-rz.info

    If you continue to have problems getting the SUB6MONTH set up, we
    recommend contacting your credit card company to make sure:
    - You are entering information that matches.
    - The card is not blocked or restricted from online charges or website
    usage.

    =========================================


    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and
    you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal
    account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any
    PayPal page.

    ============================================================

    I went directly to paypal (of course not clicking on the links in the
    email) and did not see anything amiss.
    Does anyone recognize this as a fraudulent email?

    TIA


    --
    Larry Smith

    "In this country anyone can grow up to be President.
    That's the risk you take."
    Adlai Stevenson
     
    Larry Smith, Apr 23, 2006
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  2. Larry Smith

    Duane Arnold Guest

    Larry Smith wrote:
    > I received the following from
    >
    > I went directly to paypal (of course not clicking on the links in the
    > email) and did not see anything amiss.
    > Does anyone recognize this as a fraudulent email?
    >


    Why would you ask such a question posting it to a NG?

    Why don't you go to the horse's mouth or contact Pay Pal and ask them?

    Pay Pal is who you should be asking officially about the email and not
    some NG.

    Duane :)
     
    Duane Arnold, Apr 23, 2006
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  3. Larry Smith

    Jimchip Guest

    On 2006-04-23, Larry Smith <> wrote:
    > I received the following from


    It's a fraud. Send the email, including headers to your ISP or learn to send
    abuse reports (larts) yourself.

    'phishing' is the current term for frauds like that. 'spoofing' is a more
    generic term that covers other fakes (like email headers, etc.)

    --
    Companies like paypal or your bank or anyone you do business with *never*
    send emails like that.
     
    Jimchip, Apr 23, 2006
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  4. Larry Smith

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 01:55:36 GMT, Larry Smith
    <> wrote:

    >I received the following from


    <SNIP>

    >http://www.paypal.com.f-webscr-rz.info


    Unless paypal bought f-webscr-rz.info ... No.
    --
    To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.
     
    Evan Platt, Apr 23, 2006
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  5. Larry Smith

    Mara Guest

    On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 01:55:36 GMT, Larry Smith <> wrote:

    >I received the following from
    >===================================================


    It didn't come from Paypal. It came from Yahoo, and it's a phish.

    http://www.antiphishing.org/

    <snip>

    --
    <Prowler> AB, do you know how to speak to the dead yet?
    <AB> ...
    <AB> Prowler: Yes. It's part of RCN Abuse training.
     
    Mara, Apr 23, 2006
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  6. Larry Smith

    Mitch Guest

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    In article <>, Larry Smith
    <> wrote:

    > I went directly to paypal (of course not clicking on the links in the
    > email) and did not see anything amiss.
    > Does anyone recognize this as a fraudulent email?


    You did the right thing here:
    while many companies will notify you of a bad charge via e-mail, you
    should be able to see the exact same thing going to the site.

    If you don't, it was fraudulent.

    You can see what they faked -- they used a dot instead of slash in the
    URL. You weren't going to go to paypal.com, you were going to be taken
    to f-webscr-rz.info!

    You can also check the raw source of the message to see where a labeled
    link will point, but in this case it is given right in the URL.
     
    Mitch, Apr 23, 2006
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  7. Larry Smith

    Plato Guest

    Larry Smith wrote:
    >
    > I received the following from


    1. Paypal only sends emails to it's users via plain text.
    2. Paypal will send it to your real name.
    3. Set your email program to read only plain text files and ignore any
    html email from "paypal"



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    Plato, Apr 23, 2006
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  8. Larry Smith

    Jimchip Guest

    On 2006-04-23, Plato <|@|.|> wrote:
    > Larry Smith wrote:
    >>
    >> I received the following from

    >
    > 1. Paypal only sends emails to it's users via plain text.
    > 2. Paypal will send it to your real name.
    > 3. Set your email program to read only plain text files and ignore any
    > html email from "paypal"


    Paypal or anyone one else 'like them' is not going to ask you for your
    account information- plain text or html. They already have your account
    information.

    --
    You wouldn't get an email if they had 'lost' your account
     
    Jimchip, Apr 23, 2006
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  9. Jimchip rambled on in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:

    snip
    >
    > Paypal or anyone one else 'like them' is not going to ask you for your
    > account information- plain text or html. They already have your account
    > information.
    >


    Ah, but they're not *asking* for the details (snicker), they're asking you
    to "confirm" (haha) the details. :)



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    The Old Sourdough
    "Dad," said Little Johnny, "I'm late for football practice. Would you
    please do my homework for me?"
    Little Johnny's father said, "Son, it just wouldn't be right."
    "That's okay," replied Little Johnny "You could at least give it a try,
    couldn't you?"
     
    The Old Sourdough, Apr 23, 2006
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  10. Larry Smith

    Jimchip Guest

    On 2006-04-23, The Old Sourdough <> wrote:
    > Jimchip rambled on in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    >
    > snip
    >>
    >> Paypal or anyone one else 'like them' is not going to ask you for your
    >> account information- plain text or html. They already have your account
    >> information.
    >>

    >
    > Ah, but they're not *asking* for the details (snicker), they're asking you
    > to "confirm" (haha) the details. :)


    "Sneaky Devils" :)

    --
    'Nigerian 419' seems almost civilized, relatively speaking.
     
    Jimchip, Apr 23, 2006
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  11. Larry Smith

    Dan Evans Guest

    "Larry Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I received the following from
    > ===================================================
    > This is an automated notification. The credit card used on your PayPal
    > account could not be processed successfully by our system. As a
    > result,
    > your account will not be available until a working credit card has
    > been
    > entered.


    Well, did you try to use credit card with paypal just before you received
    the mail, or is this a charge you expected to see?

    Dan





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    Dan Evans, Apr 24, 2006
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  12. Larry Smith

    velc Guest

    hi
    when using pay pal NEVER use a link from an e-mail always use the link from
    your favs etc. use your paypal account details to check on credit card
    details (profile/ credit card details).you will also have the message in
    your e-bay messages (presuming you are using e-bay here) if it is genuine.
    there are a lot of these scams about now and the fake e-bay page is quite
    convincing but breaks down if you follow it far enough through.
    velc
    "Dan Evans" <> wrote in message
    news:444d0e85$0$24073$...
    >
    > "Larry Smith" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I received the following from
    >> ===================================================
    >> This is an automated notification. The credit card used on your PayPal
    >> account could not be processed successfully by our system. As a
    >> result,
    >> your account will not be available until a working credit card has
    >> been
    >> entered.

    >
    > Well, did you try to use credit card with paypal just before you received
    > the mail, or is this a charge you expected to see?
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ................................................................
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    velc, Apr 24, 2006
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  13. Larry Smith

    Dan Evans Guest

    "velc" <> wrote in message
    news:444d210b$0$2533$...
    > hi
    > when using pay pal NEVER use a link from an e-mail always use the link
    > from your favs etc. use your paypal account details to check on credit
    > card details (profile/ credit card details).you will also have the message
    > in your e-bay messages (presuming you are using e-bay here) if it is
    > genuine.
    > there are a lot of these scams about now and the fake e-bay page is quite
    > convincing but breaks down if you follow it far enough through.
    > velc


    Why are you telling me? Anyway, here's a few comma's for you - feel free to
    use them from time to time.

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    And stop top posting.

    Dan





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    Dan Evans, Apr 24, 2006
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