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Fraud alert!
« on: January 11, 2022, 03:34:56 PM »
I got a text from +1 (959) 214-2807:
You have just sent a payment of $6.38 USD to Jack Winchester. You can view or manage these payments at:"https://bit.ly/3qfkyYO" CASE-ID-AATNDI


I clicked the link and it sent me to PayPal and asked me to log in.
Since I didnít know the person in the text, I went to the PayPal app to sign in.
Sure enough, I hadnít sent him, or anyone else unknown, any money.


I checked out the link they sent me to :
https://verify.payp.alcomsupportcenter.online/signin


Of course had I signed in at their link they would have my PayPal login information.


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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2022, 03:37:54 PM »
Classic case of Phishing

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 03:42:08 PM »
Yup
Their link looked great.  But Iíve heard of such things so I was cautious.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 03:46:50 PM »
Yup
Their link looked great.  But Iíve heard of such things so I was cautious.

You can report this to Bitly though I doubt theyíll track down all their links unless the scammers are using the same link for all targets/victims. Chances are the scammers are lazy, but itís advantageous to use different links so you know who bit (thatís why itís called bit.ly :P) and who didnít.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 04:01:19 PM »
D*mn these schm*cks are nefarious, when you put in a login/password combo (obviously not legit) they first tell you:



Continue



Then



And more




They keep asking if you want to ďadd more cardsĒ, until you say no, then:



After which they redirect you to PayPal.com

PayPal would be smart if they tracked referrer (which page a visit came from) so they could link logins to flagged phishing sites and require a password reset. Wishful thinking.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 04:09:20 PM »
I can't seem to switch my settings >:(


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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2022, 04:18:08 PM »
I can't seem to switch my settings >:(




Yeah, some things are funny there like them requiring an email address (IME they surface an error when you try to log in with a phone number) and requiring a 4-year DOB.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2022, 04:19:10 PM »
WOW!! AsherO. 

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2022, 04:24:39 PM »
Anyone who thinks someone else is an idiot for falling for a phishing scam just doesn't realize how many times they've fallen for it already.

https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/rnhoww
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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 04:26:18 PM »
No legit financial institution would hide their link by using bitly.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2022, 04:29:39 PM »
Anyone who thinks someone else is an idiot for falling for a phishing scam just doesn't realize how many times they've fallen for it already.

https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/rnhoww

TLDR?

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2022, 04:41:55 PM »
No legit financial institution would hide their link by using bitly.

Yeah, many have their own shorturl.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2022, 04:42:24 PM »

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2022, 04:50:29 PM »
Check out the url at the bottom of those screens
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2022, 05:15:08 PM »
Anyone who thinks someone else is an idiot for falling for a phishing scam just doesn't realize how many times they've fallen for it already.

https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/rnhoww
As with anything if someone is specifically looking to get you, it's a lot harder to stop them.
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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2022, 06:43:32 PM »
Not to mention this phishing host routes to a server in Indonesia.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2022, 06:51:42 PM »
I was scammed by the real PayPal. They got me to buy crypto!  >:(

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2022, 06:53:08 PM »
I was scammed by the real PayPal. They got me to buy crypto!  >:(
You bought crypto through PayPal? :-X
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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2022, 06:54:55 PM »
You bought crypto through PayPal? :-X
Yes. I bought $25 worth and they refunded my purchase, through a recent promo.

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Re: Fraud alert!
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2022, 07:18:36 PM »
You bought crypto through PayPal? :-X

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/ymmv-paypal-buy-10-in-cryptocurrency-get-10-reward/

My free $25 of bitcoin is worth $33 now. It's all the crypto that I own :)