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did you received this message from PAYPAL too?

Discussion in 'PayPal' started by drpepper, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. #1
    im thinking it might be a scam or what, so i never do any action yet...
    i need your thoughts...



    subject: RESTORE YOUR ACCOUNT



    Military Grade Encryption is Only the Start
    At PayPal, we want to increase your security and comfort level with every transaction.
    From our Buyer and Seller Protection Policies to our Verification and Reputation systems,
    we'll help to keep you safe.

    PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of buyers and sellers.
    To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs account we have issued this
    warning message.

    Recently, our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account.
    In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement access to your account will be limited.
    This is a fraud prevention measure meant to ensure that your account is not compromised.
    SEMrush
    In order to secure your account we may require some specific information from you.
    We encourage you to log in by clicking on the link below and complete the requested
    form as soon as possible.



    To update your Account click on the following link:
    http://www.paypal.com/account/*********


    Ignoring our request, for an extended period of time, may result in account limitations or
    may result in eventual account closure.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is
    a security measure meant to help protect you and your account.
    We apologize for any inconvenience.


    Sincerely,

    PayPal Account Review Department


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    what to do now?
     
    drpepper, Jun 18, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ARonald

    ARonald Peon

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  3. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    #3
    Yes thats a phishing mail for sure. Forward this email to

    Also don't dare to click on link provide in this email otherwise it'll create problem for you. Always login to your paypal account through their website https://www.paypal.com
     
    deluxdon, Jun 18, 2007 IP
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  4. leede

    leede Guest

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    Seem a scam and report to paypal in zero delay.Let them take action.
    Don't trust this.
     
    leede, Jun 18, 2007 IP
  5. anthonyn

    anthonyn Well-Known Member

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    Oh!, many weeks back, I received this message.But I did not react since :
    1)I got this email message on my email account which was not relating to my paypal account.

    2) The message was addressed as "Dear Paypal member", instead of having my own name there.
     
    anthonyn, Jun 19, 2007 IP
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  6. indoushosting

    indoushosting Peon

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    Man this is a very old style and its 100% phishing!

    Contact PayPal and they will act! Dont click on any links as the other DP member adviced
     
    indoushosting, Jun 19, 2007 IP
  7. bigrollerdave

    bigrollerdave Well-Known Member

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    I always click on the links provided. I then enter a nice username and password for them. I then hope they try to login to my paypal with the fake info I provided. They took a few seconds out of my day to read the email so I took a few seconds out of their day to give them false hopes.
     
    bigrollerdave, Jun 19, 2007 IP
  8. drpepper

    drpepper Well-Known Member

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    oh my! thanks for your replies! i never clicked anything coz im afraid it might be a king of phishing, im glad for your confirmation! thanks!
     
    drpepper, Jun 19, 2007 IP
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    njoker555 Notable Member

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    lol i've gotten so many of those, just login to to your paypal account if that ever happens, it'll be in ur account too if its in the email too.

    and lol @ bigrollerdave's method - nice, i just delete them lol, but i like that method :)
     
    njoker555, Jun 19, 2007 IP
  10. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    The real paypal will use your name in an email to you.

    Also paypals site url will have https, where as the fakes are missing the s.

    Just to be extra safe, always type paypal url manually, about 3 years ago i was once almost caught out by a spoof, opened it on the morning of my birthday, my mind was on other things but luckily i realised what was happening before any damage.
     
    pipes, Jun 21, 2007 IP
  11. Melvinng

    Melvinng Peon

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    Yep, its a scam, I recieved that like 2 years ago, n paypal doesn't do anything
     
    Melvinng, Jun 21, 2007 IP
  12. Digitalguy

    Digitalguy Active Member

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    dont get fooled by those phishing sites. they setup those traps to get your paypal login info. report that site to paypal.
     
    Digitalguy, Jun 21, 2007 IP
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    pertosda Peon

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    Clearly Phishing. It's obvious!
     
    pertosda, Jun 21, 2007 IP
  14. csreference

    csreference Member

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    You all need to forward such mails to

    It works and they reply to you. Such mails are phishing mails, don't fall for it.

    I get 8 to 10 such mails every week.
     
    csreference, Oct 17, 2010 IP
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    swasts Peon

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    It will redirect you to the phishing site you know.....please report it to paypal....
     
    swasts, Oct 17, 2010 IP