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Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Feb 2009 11:58 a.m. PST

Just in case anyone else gets one and isn't sure, just got this:

Pay Me With PayPal
xxxxxx (xxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk) would like to be paid through PayPal.
Money Request Details
Amount: £140.00 GBP
Pay With PayPal
PayPal makes it easy to send xxxxxx money

It comes through like a genuine invoice, except that:
We have no outstanding payment
We have never heard of the person whose name was shown
It came through to a very general email address (cdix@, not an email address we use but picked up in the catchall!)

Obviously an attempt at a scam (which I may play with. ;-) ) but just in case anyone else gets one and isn't sure…

Personal logo RavenscraftCybernetics Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2009 12:31 p.m. PST

No youve recieved an invoice so you have to pay it.
Ill be sending you one too =)

gladue11 Feb 2009 12:34 p.m. PST

It's not a scam. They'd like to be paid money, and they're giving you a chance to do it. Note that they don't offer to send you anything, nor do they actually suggest that you *owe* them anything. More like electronic panhandling really.

;-)

Personal logo Streitax Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2009 12:43 p.m. PST

Hey, how about a Papal Invoice

Indulgences: 300 years
Cost: $50 USD USD/year
Payable to: Vatican Pain of Hell Relief Fund
Please note, that Heretic Luther is totally off his gord on the subject and he does not speak for His Emminence

Gallowglass Inactive Member11 Feb 2009 5:50 p.m. PST

Brilliant.

Delthos11 Feb 2009 5:51 p.m. PST

I suggest you pay them, after all, why would anyone send you an invoice if you didn't order something from them? evil grin

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2009 7:03 p.m. PST

I receive those 'Paypal' phishing attempts 3-4 times a
month. I send them to spoof@paypal.com, in hopes that
those low-lifes can be shut-down..

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