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Paypal SCAM Email - Consider a "sticky?"

Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by starglocks, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. starglocks

    starglocks

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    Eric, many thanks for Glocktalk.

    I know some folks use PayPal for transactions and I've received several scam emails from Paypal. I've verified that it's a scam from PayPal. When I get one more I'll post it here - perhaps we could put a "sticky" up as a warning?

    Merry Christmas,
    starglocks
     
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    starglocks

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    Protect Your PayPal Account




    Recently, PayPal members have reported suspicious-looking emails and fake websites. These fraudulent emails may address you with the salutation "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member." These emails are not from PayPal. PayPal will only address you by your first and last name, or the business name associated with the account.

    Use the following tips to protect your PayPal account:
    Safely access the PayPal website or your PayPal account by opening up a new web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the following: https://www.paypal.com/


    Never give out the following information in an email:


    First name, last name, business name


    Email and password combination


    Credit card, bank account, and PIN number


    Social security and driver's license number


    Do not download attachments, software updates, or any application to your computer via a link you received in an email. PayPal will not ask you to download anything for your account to work.


    Choose a unique password and change it every 30-60 days.
    If you think you have received a fraudulent email, please forward the entire email to spoof@paypal.com and then delete it.
     

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    There is usually a pif or hyperlink in the email.


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    From: "PayPal.com" <Do_Not_Reply@paypal.com> Add to Address Book
    To: "Dsbulkmail" <dsbulkmail@yahoo.com>
    Subject: IMPORTANT difuidze

    Dear PayPal member,

    We regret to inform you that your account is about to be expired in
    next five business days. To avoid suspension of your account you have to
    reactivate it by providing us with your personal information.

    To update your personal profile and continue using PayPal services you
    have to run the attached application to this email. Just run it and
    follow the instructions.

    IMPORTANT! If you ignore this alert, your account will be suspended in
    next five business days and you will not be able to use PayPal anymore.

    Thank you for using PayPal.


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