‘RE:You Just Sent A Payment To …’ Paypal Scam Email Now Circulating
It’s been a while since I’ve reported on a Spam Email designed to fool recipients into clicking on a bad link, but today the tricksters didn’t let me down.
Today’s shifty Email purports to be sent from Paypal in regards to a ‘payment’ you recently sent.
The Subject line reads, “You Just Sent A Payment To Laura Peterson” or another variant like “Elliot Peterson”
The full text of the message says:
You just sent a payment
Transaction ID: 2SM69324P0770102B
Thanks for using PayPal. It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.
Note to Thad Peterson
You haven’t sent a note.
Shipping address – confirmed
P.O. Box 173
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Total $60.00 USD
Payment $100.00 USD
Payment sent to Elliot Peterson
Help Centre | Resolution Centre | Security Centre
This email was sent by an automated system, so if you reply, nobody will see it. To get in touch with us, log in to your account and click “Contact Us” at the bottom of any page.
Copyright © 2012 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.
PayPal Email ID PP1526
If you’ll notice, the “helpful links” (which I’ve circled in the included image) at the bottom of the message aren’t provided in standard English, which is a telltale sign that this Email is a fake with malicious intent. Don’t click on any of these links, unless you want to have a really bad computer day.
Further, if you got this message, be sure to forward a copy of it to “firstname.lastname@example.org” so they can investigate the issue.
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