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Paypal strange email

Discussion in 'Other Complaints' started by The Watchdog, Sep 25, 2006.

    Sep 25, 2006
  1. The Watchdog

    The Watchdog Dormant account

    Occupation:
    sports, poker, casinos
    Location:
    Costa Rica
    I received this email yesterday. Weird since I have never opened a Paypay account.

    Could this be a moronic advertisement technique for me to contact and get persuaded to open one??

    Check it out

    -----------------------------------

    Unauthorized access to your PayPal account!


    We recently noticed more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address.

    If you accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you are the rightfull holder of the account, please visit Paypal as soon as possible to verify your identity:
    Click here to verify your account






    You can also verify your account by logging into your PayPal account at You must register/login in order to see the link..

    If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to temporaly suspend your account.

    We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend to verify your account in that time.

    Thank you for using PayPal!
    The PayPal Team

    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences here.



    PayPal Email ID PP468
     
  2. Sep 25, 2006
  3. kingfile64

    kingfile64 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    teacher
    Location:
    chicago
    This is a scam. Do not respond. I received the same letter about 6 months ago. The link sends you to a bogus page that looks like the real paypal page.They are trying to steal your account info.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Sep 25, 2006
  5. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Arizona City, Az
    Re

    Never open any link from an email. Always goto a the website manually and you should be ok.

    Ama
     
  6. Sep 27, 2006
  7. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

    Occupation:
    Nursing & Run Bus Trips
    Location:
    Hartford,Ct
    I get them all the time. At least 8 a week

    I get them all the time. At least 8 a week
    I called PayPal about this and they once told me to send it to this paypal email address and I did this for 6 months and they told me it would stop but they kept popping in my Email So I said hell with this I never sent one again.
    I look at it this way that's why they have a delete button so you don't even have to look at it.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2006
  9. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    It's a phishing scam. I get half a dozen per week in my various email accounts. I have also received similar emails phishing for IDs for CitiBank, Regions, Wells Fargo, and any number of other banking methods.

    I pity the unwary.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2006
  11. frufrugirl

    frufrugirl Senior Member

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    NorthWest USA
    Hi BingoT! I understand your reaction. I got one of these too. It is a scam. I called PayPal rather than open it, had a nice long talk with the Csr. They warned to keep up our guard and forward any others we get to them, for every one, there are a hundred more. They are prolific! Somehow this group is getting your email address. If I were you, I'd keep on sending this off to Paypal.:)
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. Feb 17, 2007
  13. atulperx

    atulperx Dormant account

    Occupation:
    HOMEJOB
    Location:
    india
    yes there are many tricks to scam innocents they can send you mail about ebay product or like your account password has been changed pleas make us know is that you who did this .I noticed that there wer similair stories about paypal ,Visit this site for best solution You must register/login in order to see the link. .
     
  14. Feb 17, 2007
  15. pokerpal

    pokerpal Dormant account

    Occupation:
    I hunt seals
    Location:
    Botwood
    Yes these scams go with virtually any business that does transactions online. No legitimate e-commerce web site would ask you to click on links to verify info. Never click on these links...EVER. You can tell it's fake by hovering your mouse over the link (not clicking on) that is displayed. You will then see the true link. Then send the email to the support/security email address, so that the security teams can get the website shut down, and possibly prosecute the crystal meth smokers.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2007
  17. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    If you get these, forward them to This email is not visible to you.

    They will shut the site down asap.
     

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