Spoofing email? "Verify your Skype Account"

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Spoofing email? "Verify your Skype Account"

Hi, I have just recently received an email from  --- Skype (maybe) that starts with:

 

Hello dear, 

Please Verify Your Skype Account
Your account has been randomly selected for Skype account verification, and you will be taken through a series of identity verification pages.

Protecting the security of your Skype account is our primary concern, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
please login to your account by secure Skype login site  https://  secure.skype  .com  (without the spaces to communicate....

 

When you click on the link it takes you to this page:

skype . host. org / ect...

 

Obviously, I did not enter my details.

Is this a spoof?

johnjelf
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It is, I just wanted to warn other skype users in case someone else does get this and is fooled by it so clicks on one of the links, I have checked and secured all my accounts as well as reporting it to skype and paypal. Thank you

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marshallpeters
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The phishing filter just went up. It did not for the first 1/2 hour or so.

I figured it was bogus. For all those... it is.
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I've received a *deluge* of emails stating that I need to verify my skype account by logging onto it. The "from" address is skype.com. The emails don't have a link. So apparently there's no phishing attempt involved... I've set up a gmail filter, so emails containing these words are automatically being routed to "trash". However, I fear this filter may affect legitimate emails from skype. What, if anything, should I do, to deal with this deluge? (It is quite annoying!)

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albopf wrote:

I've received a *deluge* of emails stating that I need to verify my skype account by logging onto it. The "from" address is skype.com. The emails don't have a link. So apparently there's no phishing attempt involved... I've set up a gmail filter, so emails containing these words are automatically being routed to "trash". However, I fear this filter may affect legitimate emails from skype. What, if anything, should I do, to deal with this deluge? (It is quite annoying!)


afaik, Skype doesn't employ such verification processes.  So I almost certain (about 99.99%), that such emails are not from Skype. 

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I have just received a spoof email apparently from PayPal saying that I just sent £18 to Skype, it is a phishing email

johnjelf
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I have just received a spoof email apparently from PayPal saying that I just sent £18 to Skype, it is a phishing email

 

To clarify, are you asking if it is a phishing e-mail, or stating the fact that it is a phishing e-mail?

 

Regardless, if in doubt, if you have not already done so, please change the passwords of your Skype, PayPal, e-mail, and payment method accounts immediately!  Review your Skype and Paypal account purchase history to ensure no fraudulent payments have been processed.

 

Regards,

elainem77

 

 

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It is, I just wanted to warn other skype users in case someone else does get this and is fooled by it so clicks on one of the links, I have checked and secured all my accounts as well as reporting it to skype and paypal. Thank you

johnjelf
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Hi, johnjelf,

 

Thank you for your note in reply; much appreciated!  The sharing of information for the mutual benefit and assistance of everyone participating in this Community is one of the things I like the most.

 

Best,

Elaine

 

 

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