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    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
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    Paypal folks beware

    Email floating around asking you to update account info; it takes you to a better than average looking fake site the has "Paypal" as the first thing you see in the address bar. As always the give away is they don't personally address you in the email. Just a heads up.

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    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
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    Phishing Scam. Hover your mouse over the link in suspicious emails, without clicking, you can see the fake address in the bottom bar of the window.
    And if you decide you want to go to your account, go through a new browser window, not by following the link in the email. It should have an HTTPS prefix, showing that it's a secure website.

    General info about phishing:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/on...-symptoms.aspx

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    Last edited by Homebrew01; 06-03-13 at 07:54 AM.
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

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    No matches Flatballer's Avatar
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    If you have Gmail Paypal is also one of the ones that shows up as a verified sender with the little key. So if you don't see that, it's probably not actually Paypal. If you do see that, it still might not be Paypal, dunno if anyone has spoofed those yet.
    It's a bike race, not a tea party. - GirlAnachronism

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    So anyway, about that bike racing thing....

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    John Wayne Toilet Paper nhluhr's Avatar
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    Welcome to 2003.

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