[TriLUG] OT: phishing on PayPal
mack.joseph at epa.gov
Mon Jan 10 15:25:53 EST 2005
Jason Faulkner wrote:
> They don't know any of it. They send out all those emails at one time
> to millions, hoping to hit on one that rings true (which is so in your
Not having got any e-mail back from paypal and being somewhat concerned,
I phoned them up.
They said it was just dumb luck, that they phisher doesn't know that I
have a paypal account, and doesn't know that I've been travelling - around
xmas, almost everyone is travelling.
I also confirmed that the amount payed out by paypal on my behalf
was what I expected.
Paypal also says that any mail I get from them will be addressed to
me by name, rather than "Dear PayPal Member" (as happened with me).
Joseph Mack PhD, High Performance Computing & Scientific Visualization
LMIT, Supporting the EPA Research Triangle Park, NC 919-541-0007
Federal Contact - John B. Smith 919-541-1087 - smith.johnb at epa.gov
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