Paypal Scam, Take Care.

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    This is the second PayPal scam email I have received, the first said my account had been suspended until I clicked the link and gave information.

    I queried the email with PayPal and they asked me to forward the email to them, and delete it immediately.

    Apparently PayPal will always email you with your full name so that is one of the ways you can tell if it is a scam. This is a copy of the email I received.
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    Dear PayPal member,

    PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.We recently reviewed your
    account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service.Until we can collect this information, your access
    to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the
    inconvenience.


    Why is my account access limited?

    Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

    We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal account
    features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an
    inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.


    Click here to remove your limitation

    If we do not receive the appropriate account verification within 24 hours, we will assume your account is fraudulent and will be suspended.


    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
    PayPal Security

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  2. NickNic

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    Anything like that just forward to spoof@paypal.com and they will tell you pretty quickly if it's real or not.
     
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  3. Steve

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    If this is only the second one you have had your doing well, i must get at least one every month.
    As said just forward to spoof@paypal.com or if its ebay, then spoof@ebay.com
     
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  4. NickNic

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    I get loads. It's normally pretty easy to spot by the sending email address and of course nobody genuine ever asks you to click on a link in an email.
     
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  5. PaulyP

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    I get at least one a week, just delete them.
    One said because of lack of activity on my account it was being suspended, click on
    the link to sort out.
    I had used it 4 times in the last couple of days !!
     
  6. NickNic

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    It's always worth forwarding them to the spoof address if there is one. Paypal for example. They can go after the senders if you do.
     
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  7. robrace

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    Just had one from the tax man telling me I am entitled to a refund!I know from experience that on the rare occasions that I have been entitled to a refund they send it to you and don't ask you for your banking details!!But these scam letters are very realistic.You can understand why people get caught out!!
     
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  8. Gandhi

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    It gets really tiresome doesn't it? It's long overdue Interpol / The Met / Microsoft / PayPal / Google and all the worlds banks creating a task force to track down the perps and start throwing them in cells. How hard can it be to follow funds or trace IP addresses?
     
  9. Reevsie

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    Simple to avoid. NEVER click on any link from any bank or Paypal to inland revenue.

    Just log onto your account directly from your browser address bar and log into your account that way.
     
  10. Gandhi

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    Recently sold a motorbike for one of my sons and we were INUNDATED with scam e-mails that usually gave you their life story and ended up with asking for Pay Pal details and an address to send a courier. Wouldn't by chance be thinking of paying, having it collected and then getting PayPal to give a refund leaving us to try to get the bike back huh? There really are some tossers out there. :mad:
     
  11. John Laidler

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    But presumably they catch enough to make it worthwhile the effort.
     
  12. mickyc

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    I don't need to worry about PayPal scammers anymore as I'm apparently a multi millionaire.

    You see a long lost relative has had a plane crash and all I have to do is send off my bank details and voila.

    I sent my details some weeks ago, but have heard nothing yet, obviously such massive sums take time to transfer. Bizarrely whilst I've been waiting I've had another stroke of luck. Some geezer has obtained millions of pounds of government stocks and decided to split the proceeds 50-50 with me, again I've obviously sent my details straight away.

    At this rate I'll soon be rich enough to camp at a British campsite (with electric)
     
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  13. Gandhi

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    I meant the tossers are the ones who can't get off their backsides like the rest of us to earn a living and who just send out scam mails all day long.
     
  14. Welsh girl

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    I just delete them and go to the proper web address just to check.
     
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    Always remember that PayPal always address you by your own name, and never by 'Dear Member'. (y)
     
  16. madgeD

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    I know I have had them !, and I don't have an account,! I just let my hubby pay for anything
    I want

    It's as bad as the phone calls from Microsoft wanting to fix my p.c
    I've stopped being polite I now tell them what I think of them, especially at7.45 am !
     
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    That's who I thought you meant but sending out emails all day is their day job.

    I suspect they will continue to evolve and become harder to identify. The eBay scams are old hat but clearly there are still folk unaware of them. That isn't a criticism of anyone by the way, the Internet should be safe to use and if I was an internet mogul like Google I would be looking for a way to protect users from these scams in a way which was totally foolproof - there could be big money in it - legitimately earned I stress!
     
  18. laird of Dunstan

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    ::bigsmile:I put one of my kids horses up for sale once, I got emails from the Sheeik of Abu Daby wanting me to export the animal so that he could add it to his blood stock program ,promised to send a bank transfer as soon as I put the horse on the aircraft
     
  19. Ali n Tim

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    Seems that Apple are able to send these scams straight to 'trash'.
     
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