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PayPal Spoof?

Labeled as alert in Warnings and Alerts started by Kenny, Aug 14, 2018.

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  1. Kenny

    Kenny Member Services, NamePros Super Moderator Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hello Mods and Mems,

    I received an email from what could or could not be PP.
    It stated my Account Statement was ready to view.
    I all my years with PP I have never received such an email.

    PP SPOOF.jpg

    The link shows https://epl.paypal-communication.com which goes to a
    503 Service Unavailable
    No server is available to handle this request.
    if I just paste it in.
    If I click the actual link in the email it takes me to what appears to be a regular signin page.

    Any ideas on this?

    Of course I searched and got conflicting results.

    Thanks.

    kp
     
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  2. HotKey

    HotKey Made in Canada VIP

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    Odd..the domain almost seems legit, registered at MarkMonitor, same registrar used by paypal.com. I wouldn't trust it, high-end trickery. Have never received email from that source domain myself, always paypal.ca/com or a sub-domain of it.
     
  3. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    I do get such e-mail sometimes
     
  4. Jonathan MacDermid

    Jonathan MacDermid Socially Corporate Gold Account

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    Not sure about the US but in the UK 99% of paypal emails will come from [email protected] so I expect the US version would be [email protected]

    However the SSL matches and the fact it does not work as a direct link makes me think that it is just a tracker domain to track click thru rates for customers.

    As always though, even if this is legit, you should always go directly to the login page yourself and never via an email link.
     
  5. alcy

    alcy Active Member VIP

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    bingo

    the only thing u need check is if from paypal.com.... or uk...everything else is spam

    its the only thing the suckers cant fake... the paypal.com dn


    ;]
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
  6. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This domain also uses the same NS as the regular paypal.com domain. Registered since 2011.
    Sounds legitimate even though it doesn't :)
    I would not click the link personally, but instead log in to paypal.com.
     
  7. weblord

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    this is called phishing, report them at once to phishtank.com
     
  8. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    I've received the same email with the same link address. Just ignored it because I don't ever recall Paypal using that 'hyphenated' address or sending monthly statement reminders I usually report all phishing emails but as you say couldn't be sure about this one, so didn't report.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
  9. RevolutionaryDomains

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    Total scam. Forward it to [email protected].

    No need to type anything, as they'll know it's a fake...cheers!
     
  10. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Strangely, the domain name is not hosted on that range like paypal.com.
    Looks like a semi-outsourced operation.
    Such a setup is bad practice for a company like Paypal but still fairly common.
    Note that they have an extended SSL certificate.
     
  11. JB Lions

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    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator Gold Account

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  13. creataweb

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    I think I received this email too and ignored then deleted it. I only check from the direct website anyway to avoid these scams.
     
  14. Hypersot

    Hypersot Active Member VIP

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    This.

    I have also received emails from questionable paypal domains which were proved to be legit in the end.
     
  15. johnn

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    Rules
    1. Never click anything from your email - unless you are expecting (verification)
    2. If you are not sure then refer to rule #1
     
  16. SirDrago

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    @Kenny
    Change your password A.S.A.P!
    Check your account and make sure no suspicious activity or charges.

    GL
     
  17. larryscott2559

    larryscott2559 Established Member

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    I can't say 100% but I don't think its a spoof. I've been receiving this recently too not only from PayPal but From Google as well. Its something they just started.
    (Updated)
    I just checked my email. Its not a spoof. That email belongs to PayPal. I have a PayPal business account so mine actually comes with charts and graphs of sales, but its the same exact email that you mentioned above.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
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  19. D Haynes

    D Haynes Active Member VIP

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    I'm pretty sure I've had that email to an email address that isn't even associated with a PayPal account so I'm guessing it's fake.
     
  20. talking.domains

    talking.domains Established Member

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    Few months back I recieved regular, authentic mail from PayPal (signed by mail.paypal.com) in Gmail inbox which was heavy red labeled by Google with phishing warning / stealing personal info.
    It can be mistake in Google security system but it was weird.
     
  21. ET76

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    We can find out from the original message, maybe someone can help whether this email is PHP script or not. IMO
     

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