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: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:12:08 +0200
You sent a payment of 39.00 GBP to Skype (email@example.com) 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
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Over the course of 2014 there have been multiple reports of alleged "New Skype Payment" phishing emails claiming to originate from Skype. See the blog article here:
If you are in doubt please always check first by signing in to your user accounts at PayPal and Skype by manually entering the URL for the company pages in your browser. Do not follow the link from within the email to make sure you are not taken to malicious websites trying to obtain your account credentials.
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
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.