I hope most of you, dear readers, don't need to be reminded to double-check every e-mail that asks you to update your account information, especially from sites like eBay or PayPal. But I got a spoof today and I just wanna make fun of it.
Imagine that, from email@example.com:
Activate Your Account!Plus such useful security tips:
Update Your Information,
To complete your PayPal account, you must click the link below and enter your password on the following page to confirm your email address.
|Protect Your Account Info|
|Make sure you never provide your password to|
To safely and securely access the PayPal
website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or
Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL (https://www.paypal.com/us/) to be sure you are on the real
PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in
For more information on protecting yourself from
fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips
Thanks for taking an active role by reporting suspicious-looking emails.So guys, be careful, we don't wanna end up like this guy from bash:
The email you forwarded to us is a phishing email, and our security team
is working to disable it.
Ben174: fuckin paypal.. they need new databases or something.. seems like every other day i get an email and have to go update my account information.[Source]