PayPal phishing scams - take care of yourself online this Christmas
- — Dec. 5, 2012, 3:27 a.m.
PayPal users are being targeted in what is a now-typical pattern of phishing against the global payment service.
The trick is short and simple: you receive an email "acknowledging" a smallish payment. It's $79 to an eBay advertising service in our example...
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