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PAYPAL Fraud . Be careful

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by aditya_sfs, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. pjk

    pjk Well-Known Member

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    #21
    I believe there is a script that can actually change the appearance of what is in the address bar and make it say "paypal.com". If you ever are doing business on Paypal or eBay, just go directly to the site in a new window, don't go off those anchor links.
    SEMrush
     
    pjk, Oct 7, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #22
    pjk has a point there.

    I may not have come across such scripts, but that's possible. Anytime when you need to make payment, always access the Paypal website personally.
     
    nks, Oct 7, 2006 IP
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    sebastya Well-Known Member

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    #23
    same here. go firefox!
     
    sebastya, Oct 7, 2006 IP
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    #24
    I am from India and I too have received fraud paypal emails asking me to login into my own paypal account for verification.But you can easily track such fraud emails because they dont address you with your name but they address you as Dear Paypal member.Dont trust such emails.Dont even try to click any of their links.
     
    anthonyn, Oct 12, 2006 IP
  5. extraspecial

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    #25
    Thanks mate, I have seen fraud bank websites also so you should always have an eye on the URL!
     
    extraspecial, Mar 13, 2010 IP
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    Blogfan Peon

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    #26
    I recently had some use that exact address when trying to sell a domain, but with a period after the com, which was very hard to spot. It looked like this:

    paypal.com./

    All the validations from this scammer (emails, invoices, ppal headings, etc) looked real, but it was all fake of course. Watch out for the scammers indeed, just have to be on your toes.

    Also, watch out for bad grammar - a dead giveaway.
     
    Blogfan, May 10, 2012 IP
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    -:cHiNmAy:- Member

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    #27
    We should be alert and should take a proper look at the address bar.
     
    -:cHiNmAy:-, May 10, 2012 IP
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    usha2050 Peon

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    #28
    when i open any banking transation site alwayes type HTTP.
     
    usha2050, May 11, 2012 IP
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    costahaha Greenhorn

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    #29
    The link is now broken?
     
    costahaha, May 13, 2012 IP
  10. Install

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    #30
    Seems like that...
     
    Install, May 13, 2012 IP
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    #31
    Not just that one, there are hundreds of fraudulent sites exists in this planet. All we can do is making sure that the site is being encrypted or not (you can check the green mark in the browser address bar with the "https" rather than "http").
     
    josefaryan, May 14, 2012 IP
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    warloky Peon

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    #32
    Right. Paypal doesn't have broken grammar at all.
     
    warloky, May 14, 2012 IP
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    salina33 Peon

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    #33
    yeah its really good point behind the link.
     
    salina33, May 16, 2012 IP
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    #34
    You have to be extremely careful. There are so many scams out there these days.
     
    serialink, May 17, 2012 IP
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    #35
    using paypal alone is fraud on its own. those fees should be illegal lol
     
    sabrewulf, May 18, 2012 IP