11-06-2012 16:40 - last edited on 12-06-2012 16:40 by Bruno
I just received this email from some fraudster, but it looks totally like a Paypal email. It is claiming that I have ordered 3 month Skype subscription for £39.00. Below is a link which takes you to paypal resolution centre (but does not really) where you can dispute the transaction and get a refund!!!!!!
Here is the email:
Subject: Transaction ID: 55RD9132528474UK23 From: email@example.com Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:12:08 +0200
You sent a payment of 39.00 GBP to Skype (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thanks for using PayPal. To see all the transaction details, log in to your PayPal account.
It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX and get a full refund.
I have reposted this to Paypal as well but thought that I'd better let others know as well about this.
Clearly these criminals are trying to get your paypal login and steal your money.
EDIT : phishing link removed
I have received the same thing, same reference number - its good, but obviously not good enough as we saw through it immediately (us three on this forum so far!) so others will too
Obviously I didn't click on anything knowing I haven't ordered any subscribtions.
Wanted to send it to skype but I can see it's already here.
Unbelievable what would some people do.
Have also recieved such a email, it would appear to be of Russian origin
What action have you taken?
Regards Roger Wilkinson
I have received four e-mails in the last three months for so called subscription receipts from pay-pal re skype. £39.00 each time. Check bank statements.
I have spoken to Paypal an they confirmed it is fraudulent unfortunately I was warned after I paniced an clicked on 'paypal dispute' an stupidly put in my bank details etc, I have now spoken to bank who have cancelled card etc an changed my password with paypal, never thought I would get caught out like this....but I was
PLEASE BE CAREFUL EVERYONE