paypal scam..

Started Nov 7, 2012 | For sale thread
Promit
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Re: paypal scam..
In reply to Buzzzman, Nov 9, 2012

I toyed with a few of these scammers to get a sense of the process. The way this works in the scam is that PayPal is never involved to begin with. Too messy. The scammer will essentially spoof a Paypal email to you, notifying you that the money's been transferred. If you check your account, the money will of course not be there, and the scammer typically makes up a story like "PayPal won't give you the money until the package ships" or something like that.

Actually Google seems to pretty consistently reject the spoofed emails, so I am assuming it's more effective with Hotmail or Yahoo or AOL or something.

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