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Hans Eisenman posts on a new Paypal phishing twist. Nothing that extraordinary as far as phishing (they are doing basic URL spoofing), but it is an ugly one that will very likely take someone’s money — at least someone who is not aware.

Until other solutions come out, download the Cloudmark Anti-Fraud toolbar.  Free and quite effective.  You can download it here.

Here is the scam:

—–Original Message—–
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 7:55 AM
To: [my email account]
Subject: Jack Chalker has just sent you $26.00 USD with PayPal [773040]

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You’ve got cash!

Jack Chalker sent you money with PayPal.

Jack Chalker is a Verified buyer.

Payment Details

Amount: $26.00 USD
Transaction ID: AWI02354741258412412

View the details of this transaction online

Shipping Information

Address: Jack Chalker
225 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Address Status: Confirmed

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

PayPal Email ID PP65304


Alex Eckelberry