Wednesday, April 11, 2007

When it is a Phish

So after my experience with getting a valid notification from eBay (thanks again eBay), I received the following email supposedly from PayPal.

This one was immediately suspicious. For one, the href for the URL was a dotted quad ( Two, the “whois” entry wasn't in anyway associated with PayPal.

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
Address: P.O. Box 10096
City: Amsterdam
PostalCode: 1001EB
Country: NL

ReferralServer: whois://


% Information related to ''

descr: PH-Network Europe, operated by Euroconnex Networks LLP
origin: AS29550
remarks: *********************************************
remarks: For Peering and more info:
remarks: *********************************************
source: RIPE # Filtered

And three, the email was not sent to the email address associated with my PayPal account.

The rest of the email looked pretty legit however, and after my experience of the previous week... I had to look closely to file this in the “scam” folder. I have to wonder if this email is in any way related to the credit card fraud of the previous week.

Tags: Phishing, eBay, PayPal

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