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Re: Is this a paypal scam?
From: Michael Cecil <macecil () comcast net>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 05:26:31 -0600

jschmidt () buhler com wrote:

>http://218.62.43.30/verify.html
>
>Signed up for paypal 2 weeks ago, and then this came in the mail as a link
>in a paypal looking html email asking me to confirm by entering my credit
>card/account info.
>I've only purchased 1 thing since signing up; it was from ebay from a
>longtime seller with nearly 100% positive feedback, and I received the
>equipment as expected.
>If this is a scam, then maybe paypal has some employees passing new
>account info outside the company.
>
>-jamie-

Short answer:  Yes, it is a scam.

I don't have any paypal account (and never will) but I routinely get these kind of emails. I get them apparently from banks and credit card companies as well.

Good rule of thumb - never click on a link in email. Always use your existing known-good URL for paypal (or whatever), then check the site for security announcements, etc.
--
Michael Cecil
macecil () comcast net
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/howto/
http://home.comcast.net/~antiviruscd/

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