December 23, 2008Make a Christmas Phish
Pity the poor illiterate crooks who don't have anything else to do at Christmas except con unsuspecting souls out of their PayPal account credentials, credit card data, and bank account numbers. This guy tried to be creative, but lost his way at the very end:
Paid Paypal Survey: One Way To Earn Your Money
In an effort to continually measure the service quality given to our members we send out random surveys
asking for valuable feedback on how we are doing and how we can improve.
There are only a few questions to score and should only take a few moments of your time.
Your patience will be rewarded with $90 direct deposit to your account and your name will
automatically be entered into our quarterly drawing for a $2009 grand prize.
Sincerely, PayPal Team
www.paypal.com/survey [hidden link to a different URL]
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT US.
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The destination web site offers plenty for the gullible recipient to do:
Just look at all that information being requested! Why on Earth would PayPal need all that stuff to shove ninety bucks into your PayPal account?
May Santa drop a truckload of coal on this heartless hole.