Here’s a quick heads up. We received the following email this morning, and we appropriately skeptical. Any email that comes from a reputable company, and has a ZIP file attached should set of major alarm bells in your head. Most big companies will never send you an email with an attachment.
Do not reply to this email. Please send all messages through the email form on our website. We are unable to respond to account inquiries sent in reply to this email. Bill Me Later is located at 9690 Deereco Rd, Suite 110, Timonium, MD 21093 Copyright 2012 Bill Me Later Inc.Bill Me Later accounts are issued by WebBank, Salt Lake City UtahP6O7AAPP1
The people sending these phishing messages are counting on the emotional response you’ll have when you’re told that you’re going to pay some mysterious bill. Don’t bite.
In this case we did a quick Google search on “Bill Me Later” email (note the quotations) and found several reports of the scams. Next step was to call Paypal and report the email. They asked me to forward the email to email@example.com so they could go after the culprits.
Let’s hope they catch them!