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Old 05-21-2008, 10:17 PM
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Exclamation New payPal Scam

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Subject: PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information

www.paypal.com wrote:
PayPal has sent the message as an attachment file to prevent identity theft and dataloss.
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Please download the attachment file and follow the instructions !!
IF RECEIVED - DELETE IT!
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: New payPal Scam

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Dear Bob D'Amico,

Thanks for taking an active role by reporting suspicious-looking emails.
The email you forwarded to us is a phishing email, and our security team
is working to disable it.

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What is a phishing email?
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Phishing emails attempt to steal your identity and will often ask you to
reveal your password or other personal or financial information. PayPal
will never ask for your password over the phone or in an email and will
always address you by your first and last name.

Take our Fight Phishing Challenge at
https://www.paypal.com/fightphishing to learn 5 things you should know
about phishing. You'll also see what we're doing to help fight fraud
every day.

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You've made a difference.
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Every email counts. By forwarding a suspicious-looking email to
spoof@paypal.com, you've helped keep yourself and others safe from
identity theft.

Thanks,

The PayPal Team
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