Monday, January 5, 2015

More Paypal SPAM

by Michael Seese

We all know the adage, "If it sounds too good to be true..." I know you all are too smart to fall for it, but it never hurts to reinforce.

The other day I received this.

On the surface, it doesn't look too bad. (Other than the fact that the Subject line looks like a billboard.)

The "From" is, which is a hosting service. But why, one should ask, would a Paypal email come from there? 

 The grammar is OK. Maybe it's harmless... Then logic takes over.

Who is this?
Why is he sending me $500?
What did I do to earn it?

Therefore, we DELETE.

Be safe in the new year, friends.

On another note, this was one of my most laborious posts to create; my New Year's resolution was to learn to touch-type. And though I occasionally cheated by peeking at my fingers, I refused to revert to my old form.

How about you? Any New Year's resolutions?


  1. These phishers are the new bank robbers, but they commit their crimes without guns and almost never get caught do they?

    I admire and ask permission to copy your New Year's resolution to learn touch typing. Did you, like I did, also learn to type on the VT52 or VT100 by hunting and pecking around for the right keys? Good luck !

  2. You shouldn't click on it, nor open the email. They can easily slip a trojan into your computer and get all your passwords and usernames then send it to them when you are online.