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17 July 2006 @ 09:10 am
email... keep aware  
On Saturday I received an email from paypal at mail.china.com account. In the email it said recently there have been a few failed login attempt from a foreign IP, so for security reason limits have been put onto my account. If I'd like to remove the limits, click on the below link and follow the instruction. Then under there was a link in the form of http://172.xx.xxx.xx/paypal/login?=submitblahbah The rest of the email looked very standard and legitimate.

I didn't think much of it then. I was just thinking: Wha? I have a paypal account? That's something I always wanted to make so I could pay SentXD on the FFXI discs... but for some reason I can't remember I never got it. I indeed had a paypal account a couple of years back, but back then I dont have the mail.china.com account yet.

So out of curiosity I clicked on the link, a paypal login screen showed up, I tried with an often used password, and the screen loaded with "incorrect password", I tried another one, same thing. That was when I felt a bit wrong because the other links on the page "Sign up" etc are actually fake links. Immediately I realized this is a hoax website.

Later I tried the real paypal.com, and soon remembered why I didn't get a paypal account: The sign-up page was as slow as hell it never opened up for me so I never could register...

Lucky me.

Now I should have realized the link was fishy... guess I haven't been attacked with anything for a long while and become off guard... ~.~;;
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
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Hope: fujihopexd on July 26th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tips!

Yep I changed my password of the email account which used it immediately. It's impossible to change all of my accounts tho >.>. Must be more careful from now on...

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