New Phishing Scam!!!

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    Heads up!!! New phishing e-mail scam that targets those with (and without) PayPal accounts.
    It looks like a PayPal e-mail, it tells you your account may have been accessed by a third party and it asks you to click on the link provided to check on your account. Obviously DON'T do it.
    My wife received this e-mail and she doesn't even have an account with PayPal. :lol:
     
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    I get those all the time in my hotmail box.

    Don't have a Payapl account...nor one at Bank of America...nor a Chase credit card...
     
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    I never click on links inside of email. I copy the link, open up an new instance of a secure browser and paste the link.

    This is the safest method that I know of to bypass an e-mail phish using link execution. If it is simply a phish site then if you hover your mouse on the link and look at the status bar, you can check the address to be sure you are being directed to the correct site (if you know the sites true address).

    I always look at the addresses.
     
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    New??
    This has been around for at least 10 years.
     
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    Yeah. Thankfully my wife waited till I got home and didn't do anything with it. I just created a "trash it" rule and deleted it.
     
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    Shoot me, I oopsed and used the word new. I also realized it afterwards and figured someone would jump on it....... I was right....... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    New or not phishing is a danger and it's always a good thing to post its danger and useful methods to interdict the phish.
     
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    The first thing to do is look for your name in the Email. Any legitimate entity will address you by name and with identification.

    If I don't get a couple of these a day, I think I'm losing my touch. This very day I got a good looking one from Chase, and to top it off I HAVE two credit cards from Chase. It says Dear Chase Cardholder....
     
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    Granny don't keep her money inna bank - she hides it in... aw, thought ya was gonna trick me into tellin' ya...

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