They’re not even trying anymore…

Just got the following email in my Gmail Inbox:

Dear valued PayPal member:

Identity protection matters. And PayPal works day and night to help keep your identity safe. That’s why it has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To login to your PayPal account and update your records click on the following link:

http://[redacted]/updateusersonlinesecurity.html

Thank You for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

OK, there’s a few things wrong here but the most blatant is the fact that they didn’t even bother spoofing the URL of paypal.com, they just went ahead and put up the IP address of a server in the Czech Republic (thanks dnsstuff.com!)

Is this just an example of spammers/spoofers/phishers/whateverthefuckthey’recallingthemselvesnow not caring or just ineptitude? I’m betting on ineptitude myself.

One thought on “They’re not even trying anymore…

  1. Classic.
    The scary (to me) aspect of this is that this phish will get replies, despite the many warnings issued to the public. (I would like to know how many replies it got…)
    I appreciate your posting this excellent example of fraud.

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