I was checking my e-mail a little bit ago and I saw an e-mail from "PayPal" in my inbox, not my spam. It said I needed to update my information (which they do e-mail about every so often), so I clicked the link, but then saw that it went to some mysticado.de or something weird, so I didn't log in from that, because I figured it would record my password. My PayPal and GMail passwords aren't the same, but I changed my password for my PayPal account to something completely different (after TYPING PayPal.com in the URL) after this, just to be safe. I also e-mailed PayPal and asked them to keep an eye on my account.
Since I didn't actually type my password in from the phishing login, the passwords weren't the same, and I changed it again, I'll be ok, right? It's tied to my bank account and I'd prefer to keep that money.
Fucking crooks evil
I basically delete any email from paypal... you should be fine.
Nope, you're screwed.
For future reference, you're generally better off changing your password from a DIFFERENT computer after an experience like that.
So...am I ok??
It was probably just some scammer that collected your email from somewhere off of the internet and sent it to you along with hundreds of others. You didn't enter your password or anything in there. You should be fine as long as there weren't any malicious scripts on the web site that somehow got on your computer (which I highly doubt).
I was downstairs on one of IU's computers, and they are hardcore with security, so you're probably right.
[quote82cc6fac54="tylerc"]So...am I ok??[/quote82cc6fac54]
as long as you didn't type a password in on the phishing site you are fine...
I think every email from ebay and paypal is a phishing site. Or at least in my experience. I don't even open the emails anymore because I usually get at least 2 a day.
And a second chance offer from ebay... we'll i've seen my fair share, but none that were real.
[quote94c4df2271="tylerc"]I was checking my e-mail a little bit ago and I saw an e-mail from "PayPal" in my inbox, not my spam. It said I needed to update my information (which they do e-mail about every so often)[/quote94c4df2271]
They never ask you to update your info in emails. That's why you have to give them so much info in the first place.
I've gotten a bunch of those emails. I just report them to paypal spoof...game over.
Also - if you notice if you ever get an email from paypal it has your name on it - if it is phishing - it will say something like dear client - THAT IS NOT PAYPAL.
AS long as no password was typed in you should be fine.
I get emails saying that my account was being compromised - but it says dear client - PAYPAL SENDS IT TO YOUR NAME.
Just a reminder for you.
[quote1c625d22ff="tjwor"][quote1c625d22ff="tylerc"]So...am I ok??[/quote1c625d22ff]
as long as you didn't type a password in on the phishing site you are fine...[/quote1c625d22ff]
Not if clicking on the link surreptitiously installs some keylogging software - this was recently reported in the WSJ.
I doubt one of IU's computers would allow that to happen.
Got this today on my email, luckly my paypal account has been locked for months ? so this bs is pointless
Dear user of PayPal services,
This email is to inform that we had to block your PayPal account because this ip 18.104.22.168 tryed to change the password of your account 3 times.We apologise for the inconvinience but the safety of your account is our main priority.
Well, it's been about 24 hours and nothing so far.
I upped my security on my PayPal account by paying $5 for a Secure-ID key fob. It has a 6 digit code that changes every 30 seconds which prevents unauthorized use from people that have your login and password. $5 for a great piece of mind )
PayPal Security Key
If the above link doesn't work the search for "PayPal Security Key".