I got a cute spam this morning:
To: Durrell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Notification of PayPal Limited Account Access
PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we would like to restore your access as soon as possible.
For more information about the status of your account and for instructions on how to restore full use of your account, please log in using the link below:
And so on. Good grammar, smartly constructed. The domain paypal-ebay.com is owned by Justin Young, at 2780 Fairlane Avenue, Columbus OH, 68601. This is in no way similar to either Paypal or Ebay. Naughty little scammer.
There’s also a phone number. So I called it. I got Justin Young’s wife, who either doesn’t know what her husband did or who is a good liar. But she gave me his work number, so I’ll be calling over there later.
How stupid do you have to be to run a Paypal scam and leave your real contact info attached?