More Paypal fraud on the way. This time spoofing a domain that only sounds like Paypal:
Subject: account limited ! update your account information
From: Paypal Service Inc <Service@nopaypal.com>
Of course many recipients are not going to notice the minor variation and will simply ignore that this mail claims to come from “nopaypal.com” rather than “paypal.com” while it actually comes via spam friendly servers like:
The actual emails look like this:
The email contains the almost standard security warning/threat:
We recently have determined that different computers have logged into your account, and multiple password failures were present before the login.
Therefore your account has been limited.
It then goes on to suggest you view an attached file and comply with the enclosed directions. In this case the actual fraud payload is contained in an attachment named:
Be aware that as an almost universal rule, whenever any institution emails you requesting that you “update your account information” by way of an email attachment then you should know that you’re either being Phished by a con artist or dealing with a firm that can’t be trusted.
A smart move by the Phishing fraud author is that the links to the PayPal “Help” and “Security Center” are actually legitimate. This helps the email bypass many spam filters.
The spammer here also includes a randomly generated “PayPal Email ID” at the very end of the email, also helping evade spam filtering.
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