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Paypal Security

Discussion in 'Security' started by shellspeare, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. #1
    I'm constantly recieving these from

    "Security Center Advisory!


    We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to belive that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.

    If you are the rightful holder of the account you must click the link below and then complete all steps from the following page as we try to verify your identity.

    Click here to verify your account
    SEMrush

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

    Thank you for using PayPal! "

    I've checked my account (not via this email) and transactions are working normally and all my details are up to date. I've emailed paypal through their site, but they've yet to respond. I can't help but think this email is some sort of scam to get peoples bank details and has nothing to do with paypal... or am i paranoid?
     
    shellspeare, Feb 23, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    I get those scam emails everyday too. Just delete them.
     
    ViciousSummer, Feb 23, 2006 IP
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    KeithLDick Peon

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    #3
    Delete quite a few everyday myself...

    Mostly *Phishing*...
     
    KeithLDick, Feb 23, 2006 IP
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    NetMidWest Peon

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    Forward them to spoof at paypal.com and let them deal with it.
     
    NetMidWest, Feb 23, 2006 IP
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    vlead Peon

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    Interesting sentence... stinks of scam so badly.

    Ignore this email buddy.
     
    vlead, Feb 23, 2006 IP
  6. 313i

    313i hummmmmm. No clue

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    I must get about 5-10 of these a day get so many I don't even notice them anymore just hit delete :D
     
    313i, Feb 23, 2006 IP
  7. shellspeare

    shellspeare Peon

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    Thanks for the advice guys.
    What's worrying is that i bet alot of other people do click the link and give their details to these scammers.
    I sure it's doing paypal no favours.....
     
    shellspeare, Feb 24, 2006 IP
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    313i hummmmmm. No clue

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    I'm sure alot of people are. They do sound like they are real but the best way to go to paypal is to just type in https:// I never click on links sent to me in email that has to do with something like that.
     
    313i, Feb 24, 2006 IP
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    I also get some from a scammer/scammers using ebay email. so be becareful when you receive an email from ebay
     
    Blue_shadow, Feb 24, 2006 IP
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    NetMidWest Peon

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    Which is why I forward them to spoof at paypal.com, same address for ebay. They have the legal power to take the site down quickly, and save themselves and the merchants alot of hassle.
     
    NetMidWest, Feb 24, 2006 IP