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  1. Jun 13, 2018 #1

    jtbell

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    Today my wife received an e-mail, apparently from PayPal, notifying her that a payment was being made from her PayPal account for a purchase of about $30, and with a link to click if she wanted to dispute it. But... she's never opened a PayPal account.

    She was using iOS Mail on her iPad. As far as I can tell (I use iOS Mail on my iPhone, too), there's no option to view the source of a message so as to inspect the links. I had her forward the message to me, so I could open it in Gmail's web interface on my desktop Mac. As soon as I did so, I burst out laughing.

    The "From" header, which on iOS mail showed only "From: PayPal", in Gmail read "From: PayPal <receipt@palepal.com>". :cool:

    Choosing "view original" showed that the link to the "Resolution Center" pointed to employeeportal.net-login.com. Uh... I don't think so. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2018 #2

    Bystander

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    Cash and carry. Cash and carry. Cash and carry.

    You can't carry enough cash? You don't need it.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 #3

    jedishrfu

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    I love how they carefully mangle the PayPal name to palepal. That’s classic. Sometimes they write PayPal.com.xx where who knows where it really is.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2018 #4

    anorlunda

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    Paypal probably has a fraud department. They would appreciate it if you forward the email to them.
     
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