Paypal scam to avoid

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  1. iandsm

    iandsm Funster

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    take a look at this email purporting to be from Paypal. The grammar and spelling let it down but it does look nearly genuine but of course it's not. DONT CLICK ON THE LINK!


    – Your PayPal account is limited
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    Your PayPal account is limited you have to solve the problem in 24 hours
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    Hello PayPal customer,

    We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your paypal advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account limitation .

    Why my account PayPal™ is limited?
    Because we think that your account is in danger from stealing and unauthorized uses .

    What can I do to resolve the problem?
    You have to confirm all your account details on our secure server by click the link bellow and following all the steps
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    [​IMG] Confirm your information


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  2. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    It's the same as with all emails of this type. If it's genuine, whether from Paypal, your bank, or anyone else you will not ever be asked to click a link. Not ever for any reason.

    If it asks you to click a link or open an attachment it's a fake/scam one. Agree the bad spelling and grammar in that one is a give away as well. A lot of them seem to be better written than that these days.
     
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  3. paulmold

    paulmold Read Only Funster

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    PayPal NEVER address an email as 'Dear PayPal User' (or customer). They always address you by your full registered name. If it doesn't it's a scammer.
     
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