I’m not sure if it’s possible that some kind of thing figured out that I have a Paypal account and what e-mail address I use to access it, but on my Hotmail account, the only spam I receive are fake mails which try to make you believe they’re from Paypal.
Today one managed to get through Hotmails junkmail filter (until now all mails doing like they’re from Paypal landed in junk). I suppose that by marking it junk I have helped quite a number of other Hotmail users.
The content was as follows:
From : PayPal Inc. <SERVICE@PAYPAL.C0M>
Sent : Friday, January 6, 2006 6:31 PM
To : …@hotmail.com
Subject : Unauthorized Access: (Routing Code: Q521-K001-Q-P090)
You have added firstname.lastname@example.org as a new email address for your PayPal account.
If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at:
Thank you for using PayPal!The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot beanswered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the”Help” link in the header of any page.
—————————————————————- PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD
NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in athttps://www.paypal.com/.Protect yourself against fraudulent websites by opening a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and typingin the PayPal URL every time you log in to your account.
PayPal Email ID PP00510
It’s sort of funny, a scam acting like you’ve already been the victim of a scam.
Each of the links actually lead to http://ool-4350c367.dyn.optonline.net:82/webscr/index.php, which, as you can see, looks exactly like the homepage of Paypal.