Fake PayPal site could lead to identity theft

Thursday, 10 July 2003, 2:14 PM EST

Russian hackers are suspected of being behind a professional-looking but fake PayPal email scam designed to steal a person's financial and personal details for identity theft.

The email, which has being doing the rounds this week, is a much more detailed and convincing version of the long-running email that asks users to confirm their PayPal account details.

One reader of ZDNet UK's sister site silicon.com, Sarah Waller, who received the email, was concerned enough to try and contact PayPal directly.

She said: "If this is not genuine then how have this company established that I have a PayPal account? Personally, I find it peculiar that PayPal are asking for such highly sensitive information to be sent without requesting that customers log into a secure server, particularly that they are asking for ATM Pin number along with credit card number, password and email address."

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