New PayPal Scam!
"Subject: You have
paid orders.com $699.99 USD"
- October 10th., 2006
Don't click on the "Cancel Transaction"
link in this email. It's another phishing scam to
get you to reveal your personal information.
Watch out for an email that looks like it's coming
from PayPal telling you a charge for $699.99 will appear
on your credit card. It's a fake!
I sent a message to PayPal asking about this
particular email and they assured me it IS NOT from
them. So save yourself some heartache and don't
click the "Cancel Transaction" link.
Remember, this kind of thing is almost always
designed to tug your emotions before you have a chance
to think about what's really happening. Always
take a couple of deep breaths first and think through
what the message says. Go ahead and report it to
the company being named (PayPal in this instance) if you
like, you should get a prompt response telling you what
the story is.
On thing that legitimate online retailers will tell
you is if the email is addressed generically such as;
Dear Member, Valued Customer, etc. without actually
using your name, it's probably fake. If you have
any questions don't hesitate to contact ETCS.
It even fooled me at first!