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Watch out real looking fake mails!

Discussion in 'General Business' started by luukielakke, Mar 31, 2013.

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    Heey everyone,

    I just want to warn you guys! Today I received a very real looking e-mail of scammers that someone else logged in on my Paypal account. So I opened it in safe mode and it links to a other site, not Paypal!

    The e-mail looks very real, know my full name and not in the spam folder!

    Maybe old news, maybe not but I just wanted to let you guys know.

    it looks like this:
    http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/7011/paypalw.png

    Luuk
    luukielakke, Mar 31, 2013 IP
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    innozemec Active Member

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    Yeah, i regularly receive this kind of shit and once I even almost clicked the link, because i was half asleep already, but i am glad i didn't

    thanks for the heads up!
    innozemec, Mar 31, 2013 IP
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    suidmach Active Member

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    Don't ever click any links from emails. Just go to the website directly and you should be fine. If in doubt, you can always call as well.
    suidmach, Mar 31, 2013 IP
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    Waffleguy Active Member

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    How do you think they got your name?
    Waffleguy, Mar 31, 2013 IP
  5. SteveInChina

    SteveInChina Greenhorn

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    Thanks for the warning. I don't even open up PayPal emails. If any payments are sent or needs to be sent, I'd always go direct to PayPal.
    SteveInChina, Apr 1, 2013 IP
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    Indiabulls Active Member

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    Its happens quite often... Scammers are just been headache for us... Thanx to DigitalPoint members & staff who always kept us updated about whats has happened & whats gonna happen... Keep reading the forum & stay safe thats all i can say!
    Indiabulls, Apr 1, 2013 IP
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    vvvjeb Member

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    Yeah, I saw a pretty real looking one from paypal the other day as well.
    vvvjeb, Apr 1, 2013 IP
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    krishnaverma Member

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    We all have to be alert of these spam mails. I got one such mail from related to my online banking account but did not clicked on it.
    krishnaverma, Apr 8, 2013 IP
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    I get around 2 or 3 of these kind of emails every single day.... i usually forward them on to paypal using the following email address:
    MobileInternet, Apr 8, 2013 IP