I got this email today and I must admit that it almost had me fooled for a couple of minutes. My first thought was that my wife must have gotten hold of my PayPal password but then I thought she would have bought some shoes before she’d by a Nokia Mobile phone. Then I thought that perhaps someone else may have gotten my password, something that is not entirely unheard of. This is the email I received.
Dear PayPal Member,
This email confirms that you have paid LWP ELECTRONICS (firstname.lastname@example.org) $374.99 USD using PayPal.
This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as “PAYPAL LWPELECTRONICS*”.
PayPal Shopping Cart Contents
Item Name: BRAND NEW NOKIA 3250 CELL PHONE
Total: $374.99 USD
Cart Subtotal: $254.99 USD
Shipping Charge: $20.00 USD
Cart Total: $374.99 USD
Shipping Info: Bill Chang
202 N Magnolia Dr.
Saco, ME 04072
Address Status: Unconfirmed
If you haven’t authorized this charge, click the link below to cancel the payment and get a full refund.
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the “Help” link in the footer of any page.
PayPal Email ID PP924
What I didn’t do is click on the link within the email. I’m not that dumb. What I did do was to log onto my PayPal account to see if any money was missing. Naturally everything was as it should be and so I can safely say that the email was another lame phishing attempt.
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