Friday, February 10, 2006

[TIPS] - Uncovering the pharming/phishing scam

Another scam was just brought to my attention. This time it's supposedly from PayPal. Jason was smart enough not to fall for it and he didn't click the link it supplied.
 
He's one way you can try to tell if the email and especially the link it wants to click is legitimate:
 
Right-click on the link and Choose properties.
Note the address in the Properties window. If it's not PayPal (or ebay or whoever it claims to be) then it's a scam. DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!!!
 

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