One of the first clues that an email that appears to be from eBay, PayPal, a bank or other business is a spoof is that it addresses you as member, sir/madam, or by your username instead of your real name. Judging by an email I got recently, this may be changing. I received a spoof email (it claimed to be from PayPal) and it addressed me by my first and last name. It was similar to the emails that are sent out when a payment is made through PayPal but was for a payment that I hadn't made.
I've forwarded it to firstname.lastname@example.org but haven't received a reply.Posted by marybeth at May 4, 2006 02:19 PM Internet