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New Twist on Phishing Schemes
paladin

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3655294 posted 2:05 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Heads up,

I just got a PayPal payment request from someone I do not know. A quick look shows that the payment link actulay goes to the PayPal site. So it is not the normal phising attempt.

On the details of the service listed it says "Post inclusion" and "Service".

So is someone just randomly sending out payment requests hoping that some people will actually pay it? Kind of like those domain inclusion postcards/letters where they they say in very small print that this is not a bill (yet).

 

LifeinAsia

WebmasterWorld Administrator lifeinasia us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3655294 posted 4:23 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

A quick look shows that the payment link actulay goes to the PayPal site.

Did you just mouse over the link or did you actually view the source code?

I've seen a lot of phishing e-mails that use nested a href tags (the browser shows the inner link to PayPal, but the outer link to the phishing site is where the link actually goes).

Regardless, I'd forward the e-mail to PayPal.

rocknbil

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3655294 posted 4:56 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've seen this from time to time. I've also seen payment requests due to a typo. It could be either.

cabowabo

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3655294 posted 2:26 am on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've seen this one and it does redirect you to the phishing site, not PayPal. They are getting good, aren't they?

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