Receipt For Your Paypal Payment To Zynga Games@facebook.com – Phishing

Phishing

Receipt for your PayPal payment to Zynga Games@facebook.com pretending to come from  service@paypal.com.au  <payment.refunds@netcabo.pt> is one of the latest phish attempts to steal your Paypal account and your Bank, credit card and personal details.

This one only wants your personal details, Paypal log in details and your credit card and bank details. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your email, facebook and other social network log in details as well.

Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.

The original email looks like this It will NEVER be a genuine email from PayPal, Skype or any other company so don’t ever click the link in the email. If you do it will lead you to a website that looks at first glance like the genuine PayPal website but you can clearly see in the address bar, that it is fake. Some versions of this phish will ask you fill in the html ( webpage) form that comes attached to the email.

 

28 June 2015 13:45:32 PM
Transaction ID: 96GG7354674475FF0G43

Dear user ID – [redacted]

You sent a payment of £ 49.99 GBP to Zynga Games. (farmville.games@facebook.com)
Thanks for using PayPal. To see all the transaction details, log in to your PayPal account.

It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.


 

Seller
Facebook Inc .
farmville.games@facebook.com
Note to seller
You haven’t included a note.
Delivery address – confirmed Dispatch details
The seller hasn’t provided any dispatch details yet. 

 

Description Unit price Qty Amount
Zynga games credits
Item Number 78574596792
 £ 49.99 GBP 1  £ 49.99 GBP
Postage and packaging   £ 0.00 GBP
Insurance – not offered —-
Total   £ 49.99 GBP
Payment  £ 49.99 GBP
Payment sent to farmville.games@facebook.com

Issues with this transaction?
You have 180 days from the date of the transaction to open a dispute in the Resolution Centre.
If you haven’t authorized this charge ,click the link below to dispute transaction and get full refund

Dispute transaction ( https://www.paypal-UnitedKingdom/t5/About-Buying/Refunds-Payments )

* Questions? Go to the Help Centre at: www.paypal.co.uk/UK/help.

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click Help in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

You can choose to receive plain text emails instead of HTML emails. To change your Notifications preferences, log in to your PayPal account at www.paypal.co.uk, go to your Profile and click My account settings.

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PayPal Email ID PP435 – 7843dtrn8324f231

 

The link in the email when you hover over it sends you to http://guyit64d43tyw45uaer.saves-the-whales.com/ATERJT 8OYG8 JHG5R8 YRDTDY JYUGH DRYCJ/

If you follow the link you see a webpage looking like:

After entering email and password, you get sent to a page saying your account has been frozen due to fraud, continue to resolution centre to sort it out.

Following that link gets you to the nitty-gritty of the phishing scam and you get a page looking like this, where the phishers try to validate your details to make sure that you are entering “genuine ” information. They make sure that the bank account numbers have the correct number of digits and that the credit card numbers have the correct number of digits and format.

All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Or whether it is a straight forward attempt, like this one, to steal your personal, bank, credit card or email and social networking log in details. Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.