Paypal Phish Wants Your Social Security Number

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I'm not sure why, but I'm being sent an awful lot of Phish mails this month. The latest one takes you to

The page is a typical Paypal phish, though they're not actually interested in obtaining your Paypal login in the slightest. They're after something a little more personal.

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Note that in addition to your name and address, they're also asking for your social security number. Not a particularly new idea for a scam, but still not a good thing. The creators have made some basic errors which will cost them potential victims, though - they assume the victim receiving the mail lives in the United States, and they also have a few typos in there - enough to set off alarm bells for those not specifically targeted, with any luck.

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