Is this a scam? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-16-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default Is this a scam?

Most of the time junk mail stays in its designated folder but this time...




Oh ok, click the link and:






Quite well done to the point where I almost put my password and username in before checking the address bar.

I dont know how widespread that email is but a lot of people would take it as authenic I think.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JimmyFloyd is on a distinguished road
Default

yes, look at the link address. It is not a paypal.com web address
JimmyFloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,797
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Peterg22000 is on a distinguished road
Default

ya id report these jackass'*
Peterg22000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:51 AM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Anything from PayPal will have HTTPS at the head of the address

DEFINATELY report this ****

Always question if you're not sure at spoof at paypal.com
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:54 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North of Buffalo, NY *** NEBF '05, '06, '07 *** ***ONBF & NYBF 06; 07*** ***WCBF 06***
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
singscountry1967 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes...I would email this to Paypal....they will be most interested in this...gives them a bad rap...
singscountry1967 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:55 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bonney Lake/Ellensburg, Washington- WCBF '04, '05, '06, '07 Survivor-
Posts: 7,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
driverjohn2005 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by singscountry1967
Yes...I would email this to Paypal....they will be most interested in this...gives them a bad rap...
I'm sure paypal knows about them. There are tons of people out there doing this...
driverjohn2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 01:08 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

browser should also have the SECURE CONNECTION icon shown somewhere

Quote:
To help you better identify fake emails, we follow strict rules. We will never ask for the following personal information in emails:

Credit and debit card numbers
Bank account numbers
Driver'* License numbers
Email addresses
Passwords
Your full name
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/we...ySpoof-outside
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 12:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Right in front of you
Posts: 7,965
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSE14U24ME is on a distinguished road
Default

Never, never, never respond to emails like this. It is one thing if you initiate something with the company but never give out personal info through an email like that or over the phone. You can't be too careful these days.
SSE14U24ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 01:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

i got 2 of those emails myself last week... i reported them. There is a place on paypals website to report bogus emails
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 03:16 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,071
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sully1742 is on a distinguished road
Default

An easy way to check is that alot of those emails are images. If you try to highlight the text to read it, it wont highlight because it'* an image of text. Then you know it'* a scam.
Sully1742 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
buyer on ebay trying to scam me (UPDATE, PG 2) Hans Lounge 27 12-13-2005 11:44 AM
Free iPod Shuffle for Canadians (not a scam)... Ryan Lounge 12 06-17-2005 03:17 AM
Since its a scam why do so many people say it works? ComfyCar Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 20 04-16-2005 12:40 AM
Another "MOD CHIP Scam" or not? Hans Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 6 11-01-2004 06:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.