Paypal Personal Account Update Phishing Scam
PLEASE NOTE: PayPal is NOT responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals pretending to be PayPal initiate them. PayPal.com, PayPal, and all related logos are either trademarks or registered trademarks of PayPal, Inc., or its licensors. Cyber Top Cops is in no way affiliated with PayPal.Date: 16 June 2006
Received from a firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Urgent : Paypal Personal Account Update.
This example is similar to the Update And Verify Your PayPal Account Phishing Scam. The main difference lays in the quality of the e-mail. The spelling and grammar are spot-on and the client is addressed in a more professional manner. This example poses a higher threat though, but you can still identify the request for personal (Billing) information, the false sense of urgency, the fake e-mail address not coming from paypal.com but intl.paypal.com and all the links pointing to sites other than paypal.com, all indicating that it is indeed a scam.