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Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:12 pm

Beware of fraudulent emails from PayPal.
I got one saying I had sent money to someone [I didn't]
and all the links in it were to non-PayPal sites.
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby ricky racer » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:38 pm

Why don't you send me some money and see if your PayPal account is working correctly?? :lol:

Thanks for the heads up Dave!! :big afro:
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Ricky,
I went into my account to send you a few bucks as a test,
but it seems you already sent me some...
$ 437,682 !!!
Didn't know it was possible to put that much in an account ! :roll: :{_}:
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby ricky racer » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:18 pm

Man, I've got to watch where I put that decimal point!! Image
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby sdurnal » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:18 pm

I received E-mails from someone who stated that they represented PayPal before I had completed setting up my account.
I called Pay Pal and they indicated that they had not contacted me for information. This scam has been ongoing for several years. Sad to see they have still not caught the hacker(s) and apparently still have a security issue.
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:34 pm

I'm not sure it's a Paypal problem. I believe those emails are just sent out on mass to addresses without knowing if the person even has an account. My wife and I receive those from credit card companies that we don't even have cards from.

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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby Rudi » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:49 pm

It is known as Phishing and PayPal is the classic scam along with the bank scams. PayPal operates a rather aggressive anit-phishing program. PayPal asks that any member who receives such emails forward them to spoof@paypal.com. I forward them regularly. There seems to be a cycle to them ... highs and low activity periods. Either way.. do forward them on to PayPal so they can deal with it. They really take this seriously. In my 11 years on :eBay: I have been fortunate and have never had a problem.
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:26 pm

Rudi wrote:It is known as Phishing and PayPal is the classic scam along with the bank scams. PayPal operates a rather aggressive anit-phishing program. PayPal asks that any member who receives such emails forward them to spoof@paypal.com. I forward them regularly. There seems to be a cycle to them ... highs and low activity periods. Either way.. do forward them on to PayPal so they can deal with it. They really take this seriously. In my 11 years on :eBay: I have been fortunate and have never had a problem.

Rudi...I did contact PayPal via email, asking them where I should forward the email to...Have not received a reply yet...
Thanks for the address...I won't have to wait now.
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:11 pm

In addition, PayPal frequently states that they do not put a link in their emails, if you want to check your account you should go to t the sight direct, not via an email link.
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Re: Watch out for PayPal emails

Postby BigBill » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:53 am

Check out every monthly statement on your credit cards for wrong charges being applied to you. I catch them everytime it happens. As long as they can't touch my tractors i'm ok.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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