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Paypal email #scam

So true, a lot of newbies coming online are elderly, young and have not had access to these scams before. If we can prevent anyone from falling victim then our knowledge is shared and we can slow down the scammers. They won’t stop unless no one falls for their ruse.
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Meeka's Mind

I received this ‘phishing’ scam in my inbox this morning. It’s supposed to be from Paypal, and the ‘hook’ is that my account has been limited or suspended. When I looked at the email more closely, however, I noticed that:

  • the sender was NOT from Paypal
  • the email did NOT address me by name
  • and the whole email was funneling me towards the big, blue link you can see below

paypal scam email 2016

Seems pretty obvious, right?

Actually, despite having seens hundreds of these scam emails in my time, I still felt a moment of fright when I read this one. Why? Because I use Paypal for most of my online purchases, so the threat of having that service removed hit me where I live.

Unfortunately, that moment of fright is exactly what makes phishing email scams work. The scammers send out millions of these emails at random in the hope that a…

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Thursday Scribblings 5.5.16 Let’s worship the flag P5

The light that surrounds us won’t hide the dark forever, we have to embrace the light and change the dark.
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Sharmishtha Basu (author) writes

Respect it but first respect the country.

Every person should respect his country, after all, every country has its phases of darkness and light, it will require a very dumb person to say that his or her country is without that. All of it was, is dark or light. But as we or our ancestors are responsible for the good, bad we should never give up on our own country and in place of hating it we should try to hate the bad things in it and try to change it.

No one is perfect, but most of us are quite respectable, but if we let our bad things grow and just sing songs of our own virtues sooner or later those bad things will choke whatever trace of virtue we have, we have to be happy about our virtues and mend our bad traits, the same thing is about…

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