Journal: News & Comment

Monday, July 28, 2003
# 10:09:00 PM:

Anatomy of an attempted PayPal scam

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Yesterday I received my nastiest-ever piece of spam e-mail. No, it wasn't pornographic, or offering to enlarge anything—I've been on the lookout for PayPal scams, since I've seen reports of them, and this was my first. A doozy.

My spam filter nabbed it (good catch!), so I only noticed it when I was skimming for legitimate e-mail that mistakenly got tagged. It is an HTML form sent in e-mail, disguised to look like it's legitimately from PayPal... [read more...]


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