New Paypal phishing turns to the phone

Posted on Monday, Jul 10 2006 @ 00:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new Paypal phishing scam is circulating on the Internet:
Most everyone with an e-mail address has probably received an email from a phisher trying to lure you into revealing information you shouldn't. Some of the most common targets are people that use online banking or online payment systems. Every few days I get fake PayPal emails demanding that I submit my information due to a “complaint” from another user. Now, it seems, the phishers are moving beyond that and taking it to your phone. Phone phishing is nothing new, and has been around for decades, but most people are probably willing to give information out over the phone more willingly than online, and they are definitely more willing to call a “support” hotline before they release a credit card number. It can be quite dangerous:
More info over at TechSpot.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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