Paypal strange email

The Watchdog

Dormant account
Joined
May 5, 2006
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

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PayPal Email ID PP468
 

kingfile64

Dormant account
Joined
Mar 24, 2005
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.
 

BingoT

Nurses love to give shots
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
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.
 

Mousey

Ueber Meister Mouse
Joined
Sep 12, 2004
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.
 

frufrugirl

Dormant account
Joined
Jul 19, 2006
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.:)
 

atulperx

Dormant account
Joined
Feb 16, 2007
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 Link Removed ( Old/Invalid) .
 

pokerpal

Dormant account
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
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.
 
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