December 11, 2005


I get spoofed PayPal e-mails all the time, which I usually forward to; I copy the fake URLs to the clipboard and paste them in, since the links don't show up properly in the forwarded e-mail.

Today, not only did the link not show up properly, but the entire e-mail (which was the usual "We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address" sort of thing) vanished and was replaced by this:

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Crazy. This was also the first such e-mail I've received that was addressed to four people at once. What a coincidence, that f_loversh, f_m_hasas, and f_m_nejad also had attempts made on their PayPal accounts!

Posted by Francis at 12:16 PM

What? Oh my God, my Paypal account! WHY, GOD, WHY?

Posted by: f_m_nejad at December 11, 2005 05:50 PM

Oh my god, you too? How could this happen to all four of us at the same time? Has anyone heard from f_loversh? I'm worried about him or her.

Posted by: f_m_hasas at December 12, 2005 03:03 PM

f_m_, thanks for your concern. I cried all day when I first learned of the PayPal situation, but I'm holding it together. One day at a time, one day at a time. That's all any of us can do.

Posted by: f_loversh at December 12, 2005 10:04 PM