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INDIA - I got phone call from paypal in the morning and then email for wire transfer

Discussion in 'PayPal' started by cooolapts, Feb 15, 2010.

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  1. #1
    Hi friends,
    Today morning I got call from paypal, the number was +914466346651. The lady told me that they apologize for the inconvenience regarding bank withdrawals. Alternatively they can start wire transfer to my bank account. And for that they need some additional information and then she asked me email address. I said it is same as the email which I use for paypal.

    Then I got the mail and the mail was like this :

    The email was from "Pushpakaran, Shamna" <spushpakaran@paypal.com.

    All I want to ask is that :

    1. IS IT REAL ?

    2. ANYONE OTHER THAN ME GOT THE SAME CALL AND EMAIL ?

    3. WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW ?

    Please reply your answers here so that other members getting this type of mail can also get solution.

    RegardsSEMrush
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
    cooolapts, Feb 15, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jalanbk

    jalanbk Well-Known Member

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    #2
    check the email rom where they sent the mail ...

    if it from then it might be real... also while replying check that it is going back to same mail id ...

    There is no harm in sending these details as you are not giving authorization to withdraw...

    Also write " I hereby authorize Paypal to send my Paypal Account balance via Wire transfer to my Indian Bank account, detail of which is given below..."

    this way you will be safe, you need to clearly say that to whom you authorizing and what you authorizing ...

    Edit:

    Check the wire receiving charges with your bank, recently I received a wire from a client (after this paypal problem) and I lost 26$ in a transfer of 250$ + client was charged a 5$ fee for initiating the transfer...

    These charges depends and vary from bank to bank
     
    jalanbk, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  3. olddocks

    olddocks Notable Member

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    #3
    be careful! sounds kind of fishy to me. Never trust anybody! call paypal directly to verify this.
     
    olddocks, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  4. cooolapts

    cooolapts Active Member

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    #4
    Thanks for the information, I was not aware of this.

    The email was from , maybe its real.

    Also I tried to call them but it was on answering machine.
     
    cooolapts, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  5. bluenile5

    bluenile5 Peon

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    My 2 cents - Paypal Email will never start with Dear Sir.

    Authentic Paypal Emails will always start with Dear FirstName LastName, exactly as specified in your paypal account.
     
    bluenile5, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    paulnet Active Member

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    If the amount is Big and you need quick funds then sure withdraw through this option. Otherwise wait till the situation sorted out. Also checkout the email headers, if you have any doubt or call their official number to verify the credentials.
     
    paulnet, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  7. OldEgold

    OldEgold Peon

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    copy and paste full header of your email . i will check its authenticity

    and , never give out info untill you know

    there are many nigga scam going on to get your bank info , and transfer illegal fund to ur account and ask for 30 or 40 % to them .. be very careful
     
    OldEgold, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  8. Uncle Din

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    #8
    Looks like it is fake. Individual email address, not that formal email etc.

    Did you check the 'full headers' of the email ? Copy paste it here and we can find more info.

    Full headers - we will get it in email client as well as web interface.
     
    Uncle Din, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  9. kunnusingh

    kunnusingh Well-Known Member

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    i think it's true because of when i am login in my paypal account then paypal ask to Update my Mobile Number.

    so i think paypal is try to calling to my phone but my old number is not in use(still i am use my old unused number in paypal)
     
    kunnusingh, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  10. Axus Technologies Inc.

    Axus Technologies Inc. Peon

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    Wow, that is strange!
    None of received the call..
    I will think in two ways.

    REAL : Because, email cant be @paypal.com , so may be true.


    FALSE : As others think, may be a big time scam to get yoyr bank details.

    TIPS TO GET IT PROVED : Call PayPal USA and ask them if anything such scheme is available for Indian users and give the number and email from your received it. Also, send the same to .
    And wait till anyone of us get the same call. SO WAIT!!! NO RUSH!
     
    Axus Technologies Inc., Feb 15, 2010 IP
  11. Uncle Din

    Uncle Din Peon

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    Email can be anything, @paypal.com or @rbi.org.in - unless we see the full headers, we will not know it.
     
    Uncle Din, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  12. theonly1

    theonly1 Active Member

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    No Harm in giving these info.But This looks Incomplete as they have not asked for amount and tell about fees?
    You can call on that Madras Number and ask for clarifications.
     
    theonly1, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  13. rathin

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    #13
    sounds like 100% fake dont get trap on this
     
    rathin, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  14. Wisden Writers

    Wisden Writers Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I will suggest you to confirm with Paypal US. atleast via email

    Provide that email address and Mob No.

    bout the email it can be done by fake mail sender. Many get mail in spam but few very good fake mail sender also deliver email on inbox.

    i tried this and was perfectly working when i tried.

    So do not provide your bank or PP details until u r very sure.
     
    Wisden Writers, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    just call the number that was used by paypal person for conversation with you and verify and forward your email to
     
    keerthi143, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    #16
    try reply to that paypal email if it is shows different reply-to email address then its bogus
     
    chandan123, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    jalanbk Well-Known Member

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    You are right you can pretend to be someone else, and if spammer is sending mail, but if reply is going back to there is no chance it will be delivered to spammer ... It will land on paypal server only

    That is why I mentioned while replying check the mail is going to same mail id from where it came...

    @OP Other advices here also 100% correct, but what i told you was in a language which everybody can understand... decide yourself what to do ...
     
    jalanbk, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    Well number seems to local number of Chennai. And as from PayPal's mail, I never seen they tell "Dear Sir,". Second things PayPal never do wire transfer at any case I guess. So be careful before to do anything, Why not you check number by calling again, you will get clear information.
     
    Rohit patel, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    For me the 2 red flags are..

    It starts with Dear Sir. Usually all paypal emails should have your name.

    Asking your email? doesnt paypal know your paypal email. sounds suspicious to me..

    Finally,

    Paypal will never send wire transfers.

    And,

    Paypal operators will always use Paypal - An ebay company! not just paypal.
     
    olddocks, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  20. suh

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    i think this is not scam because they are telling to replay to same email address. since paypal own's dns control of paypal.com they is no prob's only paypal will get that info...

    also it seem's that you got from an india'n rep of paypal(only india's send "Dear Sir,").

    Please Let Us Info if your wire transfer success . But The Bad Effect of wire transfer is huge service charges..
     
    suh, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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