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Paypal Spam Mails

Discussion in 'PayPal' started by sukhdeep, Jan 13, 2007.

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  1. #1
    I keep getting mails from paypal in my spam folder with subject of account suspension threat....is that a common thing with everyone or its jst me getting them?
    SEMrush
     
    sukhdeep, Jan 13, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. technoguy

    technoguy Well-Known Member

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    Be careful of those emails, they could be a spam and tricky mails, give proper attention while using paypal. Never open your paypal account by clicking on those link, instead open new browser window and type paypal url there. If anything wrog you will get your message there for sure.
     
    technoguy, Jan 13, 2007 IP
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    dotcompals Prominent Member

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    It is a common one. I am getting at least 2 such spam every week. .. Always ignore these... paypal never sends such emails..
     
    dotcompals, Jan 13, 2007 IP
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    Disguised Notable Member

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    Agree with technoguy! Never click any links in emails , rather open new browser and type the url manually. I also get these emails quite often and even in email accounts with which I don't have a paypal account :)
     
    Disguised, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  5. Corey Bryant

    Corey Bryant Texan at Heart

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    Is it a phishing email. Do a search on hear for phishing and you will see we all get them. I get them for my e-gold account and money bookers - which I have no account even with them.

    Other ones can come from 53.com, Bank of America, Sun, Wells Fargo, Chase - any financial institution.

    One time someone even sent me about 50 different phishing websites. most were sent to go to some email address in Russia of course.

    Just copy and headers and send that over to
     
    Corey Bryant, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  6. ServerTweak.com

    ServerTweak.com Peon

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    ya, we get many of it


    we login direct and not click any links from emails, thats the best way to prevent it
     
    ServerTweak.com, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  7. humm

    humm बहादुर बच्चा

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    Gmail directly throws such emails in spam box and disables the url in them. Also The new version of firefox warns you if you are entering a fishy site.

    Use the best available in the market to stay secured.
     
    humm, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  8. CountryBoy

    CountryBoy Prominent Member

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    Very, very common to get these phishing emails. I just wrote an article about them today:
    adsense4dummies.blogspot.com/
    As mentioned Gmail does a good job of flagging them and sending them to the spam folder. Best advice is to check the destination of the links in the email very carefully (right click > link properties). If in any doubt at all forward the entire email to and they will reply within a few moments confirming whether it is genuine or not.
     
    CountryBoy, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  9. prue187

    prue187 Peon

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    I get these spam mails at times the funny part is that they do not have a Paypal Logo, I contacted Paypal concerning this matter they said that It's better not to pay attention, it's just one way of stealing someone's else account. I can't imagine some people will do such things to steal.
     
    prue187, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  10. Clive

    Clive Web Developer

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    They hunt for newbies that don't know much about what they are doing when facing an internet browser window. And I do believe they count successful phishing attempts...
     
    Clive, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  11. Padawan

    Padawan Peon

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    You'd be surprised just how many people DO click on the links and wake up next day to an empty paypal account and maxed out credit card!

    Just so you know, if you look into the headers of the email you can often find where it originated from but be careful before visiting those domains... they often try and dump huge numbers of trojans onto your system as soon as you open their page.
     
    Padawan, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  12. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    Yes,I get this kind of emails everyday...
    Oh,exactly!
    That's why I love gmail & FF.:p
     
    Richie_Ni, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  13. MrMoolah.com

    MrMoolah.com Well-Known Member

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    I get them all the time, do not click on the link in the email, rather go to paypal.com and log in and if there is a problem you will know immediately.
     
    MrMoolah.com, Jan 13, 2007 IP
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    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    Yes,the actual url isn't the same as the one you see..
     
    Richie_Ni, Jan 13, 2007 IP
  15. sukhdeep

    sukhdeep Guest

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    thx mates for your replies.... it surely helped me get info abt this matter...

    DP ROX
     
    sukhdeep, Jan 14, 2007 IP
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    Sonu2007 Banned

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    just delete mails
     
    Sonu2007, Jan 15, 2007 IP
  17. Clive

    Clive Web Developer

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    Yes, deleting emails is our favourite hobby, it comes worse when you're hosting emails on your own server and using a domain name that you own. Once it gets spotted and caught by spammers, you are likely to stop being that happy deleting your unwanted email. I was forced to transfer one of my domains away from a dedicated server just because I reached the point when it was receiving 75,000 to 100,000 hits per day. The sysadmin got tired building walls that spammers kept trying to break. I decided to end this trouble by signing up for the Google hosted email service and transfer the MX names to use that instead of the in-house email servers. I feel much safer now :)
     
    Clive, Jan 15, 2007 IP
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    HumanIngenuity Peon

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    I get them just about everyday. the safest way is to login to paypal, if there is an issue it will prompt you after login.
     
    HumanIngenuity, Jan 19, 2007 IP
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    sukantab Well-Known Member

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    I also keep receiving those mails - earlier I used to forward them to paypal's abuse id, but not much help. If u haven't done any transaction, ignore paypal emails...
     
    sukantab, Jan 20, 2007 IP
  20. Holy Devil

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    a small way to catch fake mail:

    Paypal always use your name in mail like, Dear XYZ

    Fake mail have, Dear Member
     
    Holy Devil, Jan 22, 2007 IP
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