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Re: Possible paypal security problem
From: jam () zoidtechnologies com
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:17:54 -0500

On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 06:31:02PM -0500, Harry Henry Gebel wrote:
I tried to log in to paypal about half an hour ago. I manually typed 
www.paypal.com to login. I got the normal paypal login page, and after 
entering my password I got the following message:

[...snipped..]

The email had was pure text with no links or images so I'm fairly sure 
it's genuine. This makes me even more nervous that there is a 
man-in-the-middle attack going on. I can't change my password since 
there is no way for me to finish logging in (it just keeps saying 
retry). Can anyone figure out what is going on here, and what I should 
do to fix it? It is also occurring to me that maybe paypal thinks that 
my IP address (68.205.xxx.xxx, Brighthouse Cable in Orange County, 
Florida) is foreign for some reason and that that misconception is 
causing all of these problems. If anyone can help or at least explain to 
me what's going on I would appreciate it.

-Harry


greetings,

one thing I noticed is that the emails referred to you by name-- the usual
phishing scam is blasted out to a few gazillion people and does not
generally make reference to your real name.

I recommend you phone paypal and get an explanation. if you need a phone
number let me know.

regards,
J
-- 
http://zoidtechnologies.com/ -- websites that suck less


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