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How scammer hack your Paypal account details

Postby nigerianscam419 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:46 am

The latest "PayPal" scam these African Scammers have available for you!
Below are step-by-step instructions to determine whether or not you are about to fall for it!

Step 1: You receive an e-mail message like the one below; customized with YOUR e-mail address and YOUR name. They might even tell you what virus software you are using. Because you have no reason to believe that this message is not from PayPal, you click on the blue link in your e-mail message.

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Step 2: OK, you have arrived at PayPal! You think.....Your name is already in the e-mail box! So now you enter your password!
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To confuse you even more, you may get a page looking like this. We have cropped the picture to reduce the size. The PayPal logo was in the upper left hand corner.
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Step 3: When you get this message you think that you probably mistyped your password. Happens all the time. Correct? So you enter it again. It doesn't matter how many times you enter your password. You will get the same answer. Every time you enter it, you are simply confirming your password!
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Step 4: Check the bottom right corner of your screen. There is probably no little lock. - If this had been a genuine PayPal site, there would be a little lock as in the middle picture, indicating that you are at a secure site. Whenever you type "www.paypal.com" in the address bar, PayPal redirects you automatically to their "secure" site and you will see that the "http" has been replaced with "https".

Step 5: If you had paid attention to begin with and if you had looked at the address bar, you would have seen that .com occurs twice.
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Step 6: Now, from you address bar, delete everything after the .com.ve , press enter and this is what you get! Does this look like PayPal?
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Step 7: Be bold and click on switch.
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Step 8: Back to PayPal again? No, this is where the Scumsters sign in to do their dirty work!
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The Result
Now that YOU have given the scammer your PayPal password, they knew your e-Mail address already, they can proceed to "clean you out"!


They can log into your PayPal account, change whatever they want and transfer whatever balance you have to their own account.

If you have your PayPal account linked to your bank account or a credit card, they can proceede to empty those accounts as well.


To avoid this start scam baiting..
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Re: How scammer hack your Paypal account details

Postby peg » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:11 pm

Um... Apparently you are hosting the images on a site that the average user does NOT have access to, making the post less clear.

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