Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fake PayPal phishing scams are coming back


Webroot reports that researchers at OpenDNS Labs have discovered a new phishing scam that sends out legitimate-looking PayPal pages.   The link is here.  
  
Typically the email arrives with a message suggesting something is wrong with the PayPal account, and a link to a fake logon page.
  
I used to get these messages a few years ago.  Recently, I reactivated PayPal, to facilitate selling my own books, and because there are a few activities that don’t take credit cards but do take PayPal, over concerns over being responsible for consumer information.  But large ISP’s offer merchant accounts to take care of this, often for little more cost than a regular account. 
 

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