Paypall "Notification of Limited Account"

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In light of all the recent PayPal issues I thought this might be of interest to you.

I just received a notice from "Paypall" about a second notice in regards to a limit placed on my account.

Couple of things I noticed right off
  1. the email didn't go into the sub-folder specifically set up to sort notices from "paypal".
  2. it was from "service@paypall.com" (notice the 2nd "l" before .com)
  3. the link I was supposed to click was http:// rather than https://
  4. and even worse the full address was http://www.paypal.com.(a-whole-bunch-of-numbers-and-letters).(another-string-of-letters-and-numbers.com/etc...

Notice the everything after the first .com leading up to the 2nd .com

In this instance the www.paypal.com part is a sub-domain to the actual registered domain which is (everything-after-the-first-dotcom-and-before-the-second).com

It's made to look deceptively like the main domain is paypal and the rest is a bunch of coding jibberish you see in a lot of urls.

If I didn't know better I would have been really concerned since the rest seemed very "Paypal" official so...

Like I've always done I logged onto paypal directly by typing the address into my browser. Then following the instructions as they were laid out in the email I reviewed my account and found... nothing out of the ordinary.

Next I forwarded the email to spoof@paypal.com

Then came here to let you know since the email sounded almost exactly like an email another warrior had received a few days back.

So keep your guard up!

Rashell
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    Thanks for posting this, Rashell. Wow, the scammers
    just won't stop. I am sure many will fall for this and
    click through, out of panic, to see what they have done
    to PaypalL,

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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Rashell View Post

    In light of all the recent PayPal issues I thought this might be of interest to you.

    I just received a notice from "Paypall" about a second notice in regards to a limit placed on my account.

    Couple of things I noticed right off
    1. the email didn't go into the sub-folder specifically set up to sort notices from "paypal".
    2. it was from "service@paypall.com" (notice the 2nd "l" before .com)
    3. the link I was supposed to click was http:// rather than https://
    4. and even worse the full address was http://www.paypal.com.(a-whole-bunch-of-numbers-and-letters).(another-string-of-letters-and-numbers.com/etc...

    Notice the everything after the first .com leading up to the 2nd .com

    In this instance the www.paypal.com part is a sub-domain to the actual registered domain which is (everything-after-the-first-dotcom-and-before-the-second).com

    It's made to look deceptively like the main domain is paypal and the rest is a bunch of coding jibberish you see in a lot of urls.

    If I didn't know better I would have been really concerned since the rest seemed very "Paypal" official so...

    Like I've always done I logged onto paypal directly through typing the address into my browser. Then following the instructions as they were laid out in the email I reviewed my account and found... nothing out of the ordinary.

    Next I forwarded the email to spoof@paypal.com

    Then came here to let you know since the email sounded almost exactly like an email another warrior had received a few days back.

    So keep your guard up!

    Rashell
    I get about 15 of these a week and they all go to my spam folder. If I think it is real I always check my paypal account before I believe it. These also come in the form of FedEx notifications and USPS notifications.

    Thanks for posting!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Goode
    Thank you for posting. It's always good to get a reminder for these sorts of scams. I know I always log in to sites buy manually typing them into the address bar as well. Good eye!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Sadly a lot of people will fall for this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rashell
      Originally Posted by warriorkay View Post

      Thanks for posting this, Rashell. Wow, the scammers
      just won't stop. I am sure many will fall for this and
      click through, out of panic, to see what they have done
      to PaypalL,

      Kingsley
      Hopefully less. I've often wondered how awesome the world would be if scammers, schemers and con artists used their talents for the better. Maybe that's just a little bit too "pie in the sky" dreaming.

      Rashell
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      • Profile picture of the author Rashell
        Originally Posted by Dustin Goode View Post

        Thank you for posting. It's always good to get a reminder for these sorts of scams. I know I always log in to sites buy manually typing them into the address bar as well. Good eye!
        You'd figure everyone would know about typing the address manually but a lot of people still don't do it (especially some of my older friends). And with all the recent Paypal scary stories recently I wouldn't be surprised if some less familiar Warriors panic.

        I've gotten a ton of other phishing crap before but this was the first for paypal. I thought it was odd that there's been so much talk about PayPal restricting acounts here on the board and then all of the sudden...

        Rashell
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        • Profile picture of the author Rashell
          Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

          Sadly a lot of people will fall for this.
          Too true.

          I had a friend who just recently fell for this sort of thing but with her Bank of America checking account. She had just gotten a direct deposit from her work (2 weeks wages) & they wiped her out. They withdrew $50 at first then got more brazen throughout the next 48 hours. I suppose to make it look like "the withdrawals" were normal.

          She ended up getting it all back but had to deal with bounced checks and a whole bunch of crap.

          I felt bad for her and didn't have the heart to say "why the heck would you click a link like that in an email". I figure she'd learned her lesson and didn't need me being a jerk.

          Rashell
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          • Profile picture of the author Rashell
            Originally Posted by Benjamin Ehinger View Post

            I get about 15 of these a week and they all go to my spam folder. If I think it is real I always check my paypal account before I believe it. These also come in the form of FedEx notifications and USPS notifications.

            Thanks for posting!!

            Benjamin Ehinger
            Another thing I found interesting. Paypal states that one of the ways you can tell an email is from paypal is the use of both your first and last name. This email addressed me by my full name. So that little paypal "trick" isn't helpful anymore.

            I've been getting a bunch of UPS ones lately. Those go automatically into my spam folder. It was the first time I got a paypall one so it went into my main folder, which was what gave me the heads up.

            Rashell
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            • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
              Originally Posted by Rashell View Post

              Another thing I found interesting. Paypal states that one of the ways you can tell an email is from paypal is the use of both your first and last name. This email addressed me by my full name. So that little paypal "trick" isn't helpful anymore.

              I've been getting a bunch of UPS ones lately. Those go automatically into my spam folder. It was the first time I got a paypall one so it went into my main folder, which was what gave me the heads up.

              Rashell
              Ahhhh another little trick to keep in mind as well. I guess we will always be fighting the scam artists that don't like to earn money, but would rather try to steal it. The good news is that PayPal is pretty darn secure and they look after us pretty well also.

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    • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
      Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

      Sadly a lot of people will fall for this.
      That's true. We can publish these kind of posts to remind it
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      • Profile picture of the author saiyan11
        I also get lots of those too. I forward them all to spoof@paypal.com and guess what? Phishing email every time!!

        The best way to identify them is because the copy of the mail shuld start with tour first name e.g. "Hello Marcos"
        But every phishing email starts with "Hello friend" or "Hello dear paypal user"

        You have to be careful, all the time.

        Saludos

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        • Profile picture of the author azmanar
          Hi,

          It seems Scammers are trolling WF and other forums to look for new schemes. They picked up issues we faced and render those points into phishing projects.

          They are really a creative lot.

          If they use the same amount of energy to make money through legal ways, they would be richer than many of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    Originally Posted by Mike Channing View Post

    I really dislike PayPal more and more these days lol
    But this isn't paypal's fault, why dislike them for this

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  • Profile picture of the author Rashell
    Originally Posted by Mike Channing View Post

    I really dislike PayPal more and more these days lol
    The thing is PayPal didn't do anything.

    This was a spoof email made to look like PayPal. But it was actually from "PayPall" (notice the double L)

    My point was be careful not to panic and get click happy when you get a PayPall notice. Double check and be sure it's not a scammer trying to use fear to wipe you out.

    If you notice the headline is about PayPall not PayPal. It's all about training your eye to notice the subtle differences.

    Rashell
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanHend
    We receive this everyday. Be careful what you click. A lot of people I know fall for such scams - including Bank of America, Wells Fargo type of phishing mails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    LOL.. I was about to post and tell you that you had a spelling mistake. It's PayPal not PayPall.... Bahahaah

    Then I read your comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reed7
    The best rule as stated above, just don't click links, especially from a bank, or payment processor directly from your e-mail. I found they seem to have the timing set just right, "AM-before coffee", just a natural reaction-impulse to click, -pretty clever.
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