ive been using paypal for over four years now and ive never come across so well written phlishing emails before and i wanted to share them with you just in case you become the unwanted victim.
Ive had two different kinds of messages so please take note:
1. sending messages to email addresses they believe dont have a paypal account associated with it. They will say that someone has sent them funds and to be able to claim them they must register their email address with paypal within 30 days. This message looks very good and is very hard to tell the difference because usually the grammar is terrible but this one looked perfectly normal.
If you get this message simply add the email address to your paypal account directly and this way if it is legit the money will automatically be placed in your account.
2. For you ebay sellers out there sending a message from a ebay buyer requesting $5 in compensation or they will leave negative feedback as the item was rubbish. I was chatting to a few ebay powersellers yesterday and they told me that a lot of ebay sellers have fallen for this trick as it is the most legit looking phlishing email they have ever seen.
so if you have a paypal account please be careful because if your account gets hacked it can take ages for it to get back to normal. For those of you that are newbies philishing emails are just a copy of a legit email that includes a link in it to a site that looks like paypal and when you click on it and log in they will have your username and password and will be able to do whatever they like with it.