MY DESK: MADISON -

There are a lot of folks out there who use PayPal to purchase items on line. It's an incredibly successful business that's built its reputation on its ability to maintain privacy for its customers and more importantly, security for their financial information.

Let me be clear: PayPal has done nothing wrong here.

Instead this post today is about some fraudulent entity trying to spoof PayPal. An email I got the other day had a PayPal logo on its top and told me my account had been suspended. I knew right off the bat it was bogus as I don't have a PayPal account, but it took me a little while to notice an obvious clue that this was fake if I did.

You'll see below while everything purports to be from PayPal, look at the sending email address carefully and you'll see it came from "paypel.com." That one letter is an obvious sign of a spoofed email.

The moral of today's Spam Report is that even in a world where spell-check and auto-correct tend to fix our basic and sophisticated errors, we need to employ the same discerning eye to anything sent our way.

Besides that, it's just formatted so strangely and you'd think a high-tech company would send out a better looking email.

Please don't fall for this.

Take care,

Adam

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From: Paypal [mailto:service@paypel.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:12 PM
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