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PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

ausgeoff1946
Thrill-Seeker

Today I received—at my registered email address—an email allegedly from PayPal which has been marked as a possible phishing attempt by an unknown party, and its URL blocked by my email service provider, as per:


 


 WARNING: URL text and host don't match, possible phishing attempt. URL disabled.


 


Can anybody confirm getting a similar email, or confirm that this is in fact a legitimate email originating from PayPal?  Please note this email passes the spam test OK, and was not redirected to my junk folder.  Also, I've never received something like this from PayPal in the past, and also that I'm not a registered seller.


 


Thanks in advance.


 


—Geoff.

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Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

in reply to Jun 15, 2013 6:27:55 PM

How can we confirm that something is a legitimate email without knowing what was in it?

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PayPal Phishing Attempt?

PayPal Phishing Attempt?

in reply to Jun 15, 2013 7:43:53 PM
ausgeoff1946
Thrill-Seeker

Uh... did you miss the part wherein I said the message link URL is "disabled"?  So I can't tell you what's in the message.  Duh.


 


Did you—or have you ever—got a warning message like this?


 


 


 


The email header says "Notice of Policy Updates".

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Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

in reply to Jun 15, 2013 7:48:55 PM
Rockstar


The email header says "Notice of Policy Updates".



 


Login to your PayPal account... is there a new policy update posted on the policy updates page?

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Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

in reply to Jun 16, 2013 6:30:46 AM


Uh... did you miss the part wherein I said the message link URL is "disabled"?  So I can't tell you what's in the message.  Duh.


 


Did you—or have you ever—got a warning message like this?


 


 


 


The email header says "Notice of Policy Updates".



Uh, your OP didn't even give the subject or the text of the email. Duh. Thanks for finally giving us the title.

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Problem sorted...

Problem sorted...

in reply to Jun 17, 2013 10:45:44 AM
ausgeoff1946
Thrill-Seeker


 


Uh, your OP didn't even give the subject or the text of the email. Duh. Thanks for finally giving us the title.


 



 


Thank you kindly for your well-considered response, which helped me even somewhat more than your first response.


 


—Much appreciated.

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