I received an email from Paypal today, stating that they have upgraded their security system and wanted me to login and verify my credit card information.
As this is not the first time Paypal emailed me for security issue, not to mention that I was nearly banned by Paypal for a suspected security breach of my account, and countless heated discussion with their customer support over the phone, this email doesn’t come as a surprise to me.
However, a close investigation of the email sends horror to my spine.
THIS EMAIL WAS NOT SENT BY PAYPAL…
In actual fact, the hacker did a very bad job in concealing the email identity:
- The email was not from paypal.com, it was actually from service.com
- Placing cursor over the link show the “Bank of America” tooltips instead of Paypal
- The url links to online – secure – service . com
Out of curiosity, I clicked on the link. This is the fake Paypal website:
and this is the real
Can you see how alike they are? If I have not done a close investigation of the email, I would have keyed in my login information and give my credit card number.
For everyone who used Paypal, watch out!
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