You added a new email address to your PayPal acc…

So I got this email from “paypal today, it was actually crafted well that i was tempted to click on the link, thought I would share it with everyone cause it’s a phishing email and probably steal your data to get access to your paypal account.
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Unexpected E-mail from Amazon?

Did you receive unexpected E-mail from Amazon? If you received an e-mail regarding an order that you don’t remember or recognise, please check Your Orders in Your Account, do not click on any links in the email or open any attachments, just log on the Amazon website you joined and check your orders there directly. If you can’t find a matching order then the e-mail you received wasn’t from etc …. Amazon recommend that you delete the e-mail, without opening any attachments. There’s no need to report it to them.

To fight e-mail spam there are few good resources out there that will help you out.

The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Search

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The internet’s oldest & largest email and end-user advocacy organization

We provide lists of spammers that persist in abusing forums and blogs with their scams, ripoffs, exploits and other annoyances*. We provide these lists so that you don’t have to endure the never ending job of having to moderate, filter and delete their rubbish.

A free, distributed, open-source project to help website administrators track, stop, and prosecute spam harvesters stealing email addresses from their sites.

The reason I’m writing about this cause earlier on today i got an email claiming to be from Amazon UK for an order that i did not order, Below is a snapshot of how does it look like.

Spam email from Amazon

Not that it doesn’t look like the Amazon typical email, and it doesn’t state my name nor anything from what you are used for from Amazon.

Hope it helps everyone out there!