I received, for the first time ever, a phish in my email! I got a letter from "paypal" saying that my payment for 270+ dollars had gone through to attwireless, then a link that said "log in to paypal to dispute if this is not your charge". Hubband and I went and checkd out their links, putting in false passwords and such so they couldn't capture any data on us beyond the email addy they already had. Turned out they accepted the false password as real, and said "to confirm your identity..." then asked for credit card, mothers maiden name, addy, SS#, etc. They had done a good job making it LOOK like PayPal. We turned them in to PayPal and received this note back this morning:
Thank you for contacting PayPal. We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention. Commonly referred to as phishing, these emails are sent by fraudsters
in an attempt to collect sensitive personal or financial information from the recipients. PayPal takes phishing threats seriously. Our fraud prevention specialists are working 24/7 to help protect you and enable the community to stay safe. After review, we can confirm that the email you received was not sent
by PayPal. Any website which may be linked to this email is not authorized
or used by PayPal. Our fraud prevention team is working to disable any website linked to this email.
I feel like Ive done at least ONE good deed for the day! Now, to decide if it counts for yesterday or today....