View Full Version : PayPal virus ALERT!!

12-12-2003, 01:54 PM
I've today received two of the bogus "PayPal" emails that contain the following message (underlining added for emphasis):

"Dear PayPal member,

We regret to inform you that your account is about to be expired in next five business days. To avoid suspension of your account you have to reactivate it by providing us with your personal information.

To update your personal profile and continue using PayPal services you have to run the attached application to this email. Just run it and follow the instructions.

IMPORTANT! If you ignore this alert, your account will be suspended in next five business days and you will not be able to use PayPal anymore.

Thank you for using PayPal."

Obviously this is bogus. If you have questions on your PayPal account, logon to that account, and anything relevant can be found there. DO NOT EXCUTE/RUN ANY ATTACHMENTS FOUND IN ANY EMAILS especially if sent from PayPal, eBay, or Microsoft. :scold:
NONE of those organizations send executable attachments.

The holidays are fast upon us, and the scamsters are everywhere... :eek: