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Old 05-11-2010, 11:35 AM
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Checked my email today and found this from Paypal???

Is this another one of those scams

Hello thomas e price,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal
system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.

We requested information from you for the following reason:

A recent review of your account determined that we require some additional
information from you in order to provide you with secure service.

Case ID Number:

This is a second reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log
in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

Be sure to log in securely by using the following link:
Click here to login and restore your account access


Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your
account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account
safety.

In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will remain
limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your
account remains limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further
limitations or eventual account closure. We encourage you to log in to your
PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this.

To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal used to
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Thanks,

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Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:39 AM
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Scam or more correctly, Phising. If you put the cursor over any of the links, do the links begin with the word "Paypal" or with something else and "Paypal" follows a word or two behind.

I've used PayPal for years and they've never had to verify anything. I've gotten my share of the e-mails like yours, however.

Edit: I see that the links are active even in your re-post. Where it says "Log into Paypal" the link actually goes to ssomail@charter .net/......
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:48 AM
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Never click on anything in regards to emails like this! Go directly into your
paypal account and determine if information is required.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:57 PM
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Scammm
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:02 PM
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[QUOTE=Cmann;2967698]Never click on anything in regards to emails like this! Go directly into your
paypal account and determine if information is required.[


True for every message that asks for information. NEVER click on a link in the message. Always go directly to the site and log in...you'll have a message waiting for you if they need anything.

One odd things about price's message is that it used his name in the salutation. Normally it reads something like, "Dear PayPal customer".
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmann View Post
Never click on anything in regards to emails like this! Go directly into your
paypal account and determine if information is required.
this is correct.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:25 PM
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Yep, phishing!!! And not the kind where you catch a fish!


I get them all of the time. Forward it to spoof@paypal.com.

They will take care of it.

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:27 PM
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Thats a Phishing scam fer sure. I just forward it to Ebay's customer service area. Seems I always get a reply about the con.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:42 PM
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At the bottom of the e-mail it says to "For assistance Log into your paypal account". Dont see how that would be phishing.Ditto on clicking links but this clearly says to log into your account
Easy way to find out is log in and check your account status. Please let us know what you find
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Originally Posted by ABoater View Post
Yep, phishing!!! And not the kind where you catch a fish!


I get them all of the time. Forward it to spoof@paypal.com.

They will take care of it.

Turn it in
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:46 PM
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IF you click onto the link that's provided, you're either accepting a virus or at the very least you're confirming an active e-mail address.

Never click on a link provided in a strange message. Go directly to the site.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:32 PM
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Thanks, seems like I have seen one or two of these before and knew not to ever click on it.

This kind of stuff really pisses me off
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
At the bottom of the e-mail it says to "For assistance Log into your paypal account". Dont see how that would be phishing.Ditto on clicking links but this clearly says to log into your account
Easy way to find out is log in and check your account status. Please let us know what you find
It says to "log into you paypal account", but that was a clickable link, that will NOT take you to PP. It is a SCAM. I'm certain that if the O.P. actually goes to paypal.com, he will find that everything is as it should be, and there will be no PP notice of a problem on his account.

As everyone else has said, NEVER click a link provided in an email. Never.
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Just so we're clear here:

You don't have to click on a link to find out where it goes. If you simply position your cursor on the link (no clicking involved) your browser should display the address of the link. Firefox does it in the left lower corner of the screen. If it does not start with PayPal, it is not PayPal
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptWill View Post
It says to "log into you paypal account", but that was a clickable link, that will NOT take you to PP. It is a SCAM. I'm certain that if the O.P. actually goes to paypal.com, he will find that everything is as it should be, and there will be no PP notice of a problem on his account.

As everyone else has said, NEVER click a link provided in an email. Never.
at the bottom at the end it says to log in and that was not a clickable link. Thats really the only thing that gives the letter any credibility, that and the fact that his full name was used wich is unusual for phishers. I have had my paypal account scammed more than once and this is the type letter i got. My solution because I am skeptical was to actually call them. In any event if he logs into his account he will know for sure and I did not advocate clicking a link to log on
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 PM
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yeah the scam sites will be something like xyzxyz-paypal-xyx.com
You click on that link that says
"have trouble with login" and it will take you to a mirror page that looks like paypal. Then it will ask you for info such as password and login info, or it will ask you for personal info.

Just click delete, and if you think there is an issue with your account simple type paypal.com into google or your tool bar and go directly to the site to check.
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
At the bottom of the e-mail it says to "For assistance Log into your paypal account". Dont see how that would be phishing.Ditto on clicking links but this clearly says to log into your account
Easy way to find out is log in and check your account status. Please let us know what you find

Do not do this. The "links" given will be bogus and will take you to a phishing site

Its a scam.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:27 AM
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it's a scam.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:27 PM
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Anytime that I get these kind of emails from 'Paypal' , I will just log onto paypal, by going to paypal.com and see if anything shows up. That email is definitely a phishing email though, people will never learn and continue to believe that it is a real email !
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:01 PM
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paypal or any other reputable secure site will never ever send an email to anyone with a link in it that asks you to log in using your password or screen name.
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