WARNING, IF YOU RECEIVED THIS EMAIL, DO NOT OPEN THE LINK GIVEN TO CANCEL THE PAYMENT, IT IS A VIRUS!
I just got this email and without looking at the sender’s email address I tried to open the link as I thought this was from PayPal. Luckily my computer’s anti-virus has detected it and was blocked right away. Now if you look closely at the senders address it is not from PayPal and to double check it, I also log in to my PayPal account and did not find any transaction as stated at the email. Emails like this have been going on for a long time, scammers using different names of banks, establishments and lottery alert, just to steal your details. The usual thing they do is send a virus to your computer to track down everything, but they would sometimes ask your details from you, like telling you you’ve won something and they need your name, address, and bank account number for the money transfer. So be very careful, do not reply to those scammers and never open given links which you are unsure of.
This is the email I received today.
Confirmation of Payment to email@example.com
From: PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
Add to Contacts
Hello PayPal Client,
Your eCheque bank payment of 199.00 GBP to RapidShare AG
(email@example.com)is in progress.
It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.
The seller asked to provide more information about this payment.
If you haven't authorized this charge, you can cancel your payment here:
Transaction Date: 05 Mar 2011
Transaction Amount: 199.00 GBP
Invoice ID: prenairvs1097249
Your Transaction ID: 3WC746306P102453F
Case Number: PP-002-321-213-851
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