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  • David H. Press
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Shelly D." <rashel1@...>
      To: <nais@yahoogroups.com>; <on-lineinformation@yahoogroups.com>;
      <pigroup@yahoogroups.com>; <pinet@yahoogroups.com>;
      <find_em@yahoogroups.com>; <BeyondPI@yahoogroups.com>; <FJN@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 4:26 PM
      Subject: [pinet] PAY PAL USERS BEWARE


      > *** Hi,
      > I know SEVERAL of you use Pay Pal, so if you do,
      > read this post.
      > Have a nice evening, Shelly
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "cybercrime-alerts" <majordomo@...>
      > To: <cybercrime-alerts@...>
      > Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 1:53 PM
      > Subject: * cybercrime-alerts * Hackers tricked PayPal users; bought and
      sold
      > eBay items
      >
      >
      > > * subscribe at http://techPolice.com
      > >
      > >
      > > Police crack down on Net fraud ring
      > >
      > > Hackers tricked PayPal users; bought and sold eBay items
      > >
      > > By Bob Sullivan MSNBC
      > >
      > > Feb. 20 - Federal and New Jersey investigators are in the process of
      > rounding up a ring of Internet fraudsters, MSNBC.com has learned. The
      > suspects were involved in a variety of schemes using stolen credit cards,
      > PayPal.com and eBay.com. As many as 175 people may have fallen for the
      scam,
      > with one victim losing $5,000 in a single incident.
      > >
      > > Two suspects in Brooklyn have already been arrested and a flurry of
      > additional arrests are expected soon, according to documents MSNBC.com has
      > obtained.
      > >
      > > The scam started with a fake PayPal.com Web site designed to
      trick
      > potential victims into revealing their account information to the
      suspects.
      > >
      > > PayPal customers were sent e-mails saying, "We regret to inform
      you
      > that your username and password have been lost in our database. To help
      > resolve this matter, we request that you supply your login information at
      > the following website." A link to http://paypalsecure.cjb.net followed.
      > >
      > > But victims that fell for the ploy were unwittingly entering
      their
      > PayPal account information into a Web site set up by computer criminals.
      > About 175 people fell for that part of the scam, according to one source
      > familiar with the investigation. The site was operating for at least two
      > months, the source said.
      > >
      > > Next, the criminals purchased big-ticket items on eBay using the
      > stolen PayPal accounts, such as Sony PlayStations. Finally, to actually
      > wring cash out of the scheme, the criminals would turn around and sell
      those
      > items back on eBay and have the cash deposited in another account.
      > >
      > > PayPal refused to comment on the specific investigation, but
      > spokesman Vince Sollitto said the company is aware of several
      > account-stealing imitation sites. He said the firm works with customers to
      > shut those down as soon as possible. He said PayPal customers aren't
      liable
      > for any losses in such a scheme, because they are automatically are
      insured
      > up to $100,000.
      > >
      > > Documents obtained by MSNBC.com indicate Richard Nicolella, an
      > investigator in the Camden County Investigator's Office in New Jersey, was
      > the first to spot the scam.
      > >
      > > "It's pretty widespread," he said. ". . . It was a shopping spree
      > from Black Friday through January."
      > >
      > > Nicolella said about $30,000 in merchandise was delivered to one
      > Brooklyn address. The criminals had the items purchased on eBay delivered
      to
      > mulitple accomplices at many addresses, Nicolella said, in order to
      prevent
      > suspicion.
      > >
      > > Most of the fraud artists are in their 20s, and one of the
      > suspects arrested was already on probation for another Internet scam,
      > Nicolella said. But he refused to provide additional details about the
      > investigation or the arrests. A spokesperson for the FBI in New York also
      > refused to comment.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > FAKE PAGE SCAM WIDESPREAD
      > > Creating fake Web pages and tricking victims into entering
      personal
      > data is hardly a new scam, but it seems to have new life lately. Last
      > weekend some customers of Kaypro Technology, Inc., an online computer
      store,
      > received e-mail from a computer criminal using the same technique as the
      > PayPal fraudster. Fortunately for customers, the scam was betrayed by poor
      > English in the e-mail:
      > > "During this week we have problems with our Customers DataBase we
      > might loss some of our Customers information. So we ask you to fill this
      > form: http://www.kaypro.net/form.htm."
      > > Kaypro Technology's real Web site is Kaypro.com. A spokesperson
      for
      > the company said it immediately sent e-mail to all its customers warning
      > about the scam. Only a few report receiving the invitation, and none
      > reported falling for it, the spokesman said.
      > >
      > >
      > >
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