"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

February 24, 2007

If you get this in your email, DO NOT click on the links!

[public service announcement]


Dear valued PayPal® member:

It has come to our attention that your PayPal® account information needs to be
updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to
reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes
out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into
any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
Please update your records on or before Feb 27, 2007.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal® session will not be
interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your PayPal® records click on the following link:
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

Thank You.
PayPal® UPDATE TEAM

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, PayPal® will
periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside (but the link goes elsewhere!)



Thank god for firefox which actually told me that the site I'm visiting was a fraud.

What, you're not on firefox yet? Idiots.

4 Comments:

Rajat said...

This is an old one, isn't it? Don't tell me you hadn't heard about it before.

Saturday Night Takeout said...

Alright, I won't tell you :|

Varun said...

hey how does firefox detect? is it an add-on?

Saturday Night Takeout said...

From what I know, firefox 2 comes with auto-anti-phishing features. Threre's a listing of dangerous sites that's maintained somewhere on the net, and firefox constantly keeps an updated list on your pc. If you try to access any of those sites, it flashes full warning signs and all. Sweet deal.