"Paypal invoice" Topic
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|GeoffQRF||11 Feb 2009 10:58 a.m. PST|
Just in case anyone else gets one and isn't sure, just got this:
Pay Me With PayPal
xxxxxx (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
|RavenscraftCybernetics||11 Feb 2009 11:31 a.m. PST|
No youve recieved an invoice so you have to pay it.
Ill be sending you one too =)
|gladue||11 Feb 2009 11:34 a.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.
|Streitax||11 Feb 2009 11:43 a.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 ||11 Feb 2009 4:50 p.m. PST|
|Delthos||11 Feb 2009 4:51 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?
|Ed Mohrmann ||11 Feb 2009 6:03 p.m. PST|
I receive those 'Paypal' phishing attempts 3-4 times a
month. I send them to email@example.com, in hopes that
those low-lifes can be shut-down..