Monday, July 9, 2012

If You're Going to Prey on People's Xenophobia, at Least Spell "Foreign" Correctly


This is a really good one.  The email came from "security_at_paypal.com (vovpbu_at_company.info)" [email ampersand removal mine], which was a real good tipoff right away. Secondly the to: address was "users@paypal.com," which is just some damned weak sauce right there. But of course the email itself is what really sells it.

(Emphasis added by me. Also I took out his username in the web address to avoid this genius vanity googling and finding me)

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Security Notice

PayPal  knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
However we recently noticed that your account was accessed from several foregin IP addresess.
Because information about our customers is an important part of our business we treated this matter as a possible fraudulent attempt to obtain your personal (sensitive) information.
This has resulted in the suspension of your account untill your personal information can be verified .
To begin the verification process please access your account immediately by following the secure link below:

https://www.paypal.com/log_into.cfm [CS: hovering over this link shows a destination of  ampoulife_dot_com/userfiles/*guys user name*/ds.php. Realllly sneaky, guy: you almost had me]

       If the verification process is successful your account will be restored in aproximatly 24 hours.

Please Note: If your account information is not updated within the next 72 hours, we will assume this account has been compromised and will be permanently suspended.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is to ensure that your account has not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.

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Awesome, right?  Bet they're just neck-deep in paypal account data. Come on! This is 2012! Is ANYONE still falling for this nonsense?

13 comments:

  1. At least you don't have the director of the FBI after your ass like I do ...

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    1. Well, we can't all be that lucky. Besides, lately, it looks like instead of FBI it might be ATF.

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    2. Speaking of FBI wonder who's internet will die tomorrow?!

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    3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2169130/Alureon-virus-FBI-warn-PC-WILL-kicked-internet-Monday.html

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    4. Not mine, Gott Sie danken. Just checked (and thanks for the link, pretty one!).

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  2. I'm going to get $30 million from some widow in Nigeria. All I have to do is send her my bank account info.

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    1. Mojo, that's AWESOME! Can I borrow a mill or two?

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  3. Best I get any more is for bigger tits and a longer penis.
    However, I love those paypal ones - I generally provide them with false information - wrong email address / 21 digit random generated password using symbols and such - just so they can feel like they finally caught someone.

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    1. That's clever, man. I should totally do that.

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  4. Is anyone still falling for this? Hell, those Nigerian letters promising to split several million bucks with you are still raking in the dough, so yea, probably. Just look at what people are watching on TV these days, it will give you an idea of the intelligence of the average population. People will believe anything.

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    1. I suppose. One never goes wrong underestimating the Great Unwashed.

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  5. Why do you blank out the user name of the scumbag? Just curious.

    I love the word Xenophobia. Only because it was the title of some kick ass books about space Aliens who kind of wanted to breed with us.. but only after they allowed us to destroy our home planet so bad that they had to step in to save it.

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    1. I didn't want him googling himself and finding me. I don't need that kind of trouble.

      I like that word too. My association was an arcade game that had me killing aliens on a big space ship. Oh, the quarters I tossed into that bad boy...

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