‘Real’ spoofing. Using a ‘real’ PayPal URL to pull a scam.

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Oct 4, 2020
In the link below, the ‘Black Belt Barrister’ (who is a 7th Dan) frequency gives video explanations of U.K. law, but also he does helpful chats on all matters. This chat explains a PayPal scam where the URL is spoofed but unlike the normal spoof where the scammers URL is similar to the URL the user is expecting to see, this spoof looks as if it IS the REAL PayPal URL. How can this possibly work?

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It looks like someone is simply using a PayPal feature to send a request for payment. It's no different that receiving an invoice in the real mail... if you didn't request a service and you aren't expecting a bill... then you should ignore it like you would ignore any spam.
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Thank you for letting me know that. I had no idea that such a stupid facility was available to allow ‘legitimate‘ spoofing With respect to the URL. I’m amazed that’s allowed By PayPal.
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I think I saw this on ThioJoe (or some other channel, I can't remember now). The video I saw talked about how on that request for payment, they used a field to put in a custom message with phone number to cancel the "order" (the usual you'll see if they just emailed you directly). This video seems to talk about the fact you can have a text conversion with the scammers as well.
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