Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

PayPal Phish, Fake Email, Phish, Fraud

Typical PayPal fraud & Phish, fake emails come warning you of your account being in jeopardy in some fashion and wanting you to log in to repair the damage before you lose your money and account. Always 1000000% fake.

Rule is that if you are concerned about your PayPal account go to log in and check your account. If you want to contact PayPal directly we publish their contact information on our website at under resources.


Dear PayPal holder,
PayPal Online Department has recently reviewed your account,
and suspect that your PayPal account may have been
accessed from an unauthorized computer or by a third party.
This may be due to changes in your IP address or location.
Protecting the security of your account and the PayPal network
is our primary concern.

Therefore, for your account protection and integrity,
PayPal Online Department has temporarily locked your account and recommends you to login and report any unnoticed password changes, unauthorized withdrawals, and check your account profile to make sure no changes have been made.

To protect your account, please keep in mind these instructions:

* Do not share your password with other users.

* Log off and close the Internet explorer window after using your
online account, especially if you are in a public place.

Please follow the link below to verify your identity and unlock your account:


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintaining the integrity of the entire PayPal system.

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