Archive | August 23, 2012

Paypal account scam (8/23/12)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into providing their PayPal login information. Note that the email contains a malicious attachment, which resembles the Paypal webpage. Once the user name and password are entered into the text boxes contained in this attachment, the malicious attachment will record this information for the criminals and forward the victim back to the real PayPal page. Please keep in mind that you should always question the legitimacy of attachments from unknown email sources. For more information on email scams, please contact VCU HelpIT center at 828-2227 or
From: “PayPal Manager” (
Date: 08/23/2012 03:09 PM
Subject: Account Expired

PayPal Manager UPDATE

You have to update your login info to continue using our services. View attachment and continue. Thank you!

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