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the terrorists want tam's money!



but seriously..
today i received a bogus message about my paypal account.
i'm already suspicious enough as it is about these kind of messages, but i knew this couldn't be real because the people of paypal.com don't have this particular email address of mine.

ok so it says that i am strongly advised to update my billing information and choosing to ignore this message will result in to a temporary suspension of your account within 24 hours, until you will choose to solve this unpleasant situation.
and then there's a link you can click. it reads:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login_
but moving the mouse over it, it displays a different address:
http://ale3lan.com/www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscrcmd_login.php

now there's nothing here, but there is at http://ale3lan.com.
it's in arabic and i can't read that.
i guess it's just another scam, but if i were not as liberal as i am, i could easily think that osama wants me to sponsor his new training camp..


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pedundaman
Nov. 9th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
i used to get these messages too, and they are not coming from paypal. i called paypal and they told me not to open them or respond to them. it is a scam, probably to find active e-mail accounts.
penpusher
Nov. 9th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, I recently received one of these messages too. Clearly a scam, but probably nothing terrorist related. After all, if they wanted money, they could get millions from the US Government, not individual account holders! Just some cheap sneak thieves trying to keep their crystal meth habit in check.
tamar
Nov. 9th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
hehe yeah i know it's probably not terrorist related. i only said that because some of those right wing politicians over here are blaming muslims for just about everything that's going wrong in this world..
xxkittiexx2003
Nov. 9th, 2005 08:29 am (UTC)
darn that osama :)
cumboy
Nov. 9th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
very scammy!
1punky4u
Nov. 10th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
oh scamma?

I hate those emails I get s**t like that all the time too.
Mostly email letters from the son of a son of a murdured east African despot who needs my bank account to transit his family fortune out of his former country...

eeekkkkk!
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