Take care - new Paypal scammer!

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    Hi I have just received this email, supposedly from Paypal. It is obviously a scam, so take care if you receive one!


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    We need your help
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    Hello Dear Customer

    We need you to solve a problem on your account. the time to solve this problem,
    we have temporarily restricted features of your account.
    What is the problem?

    The card issuer has informed us that it was used without your permission.
    We just want to make sure you well recently authorized PayPal payments.

    To resolve this issue, download the file and fill in the information required
    Click here to download the file to activate your account
    Download the file and open it with firefox or google chrome or Internet Explorer.

    File Number : PP-456-675-879
    Sincerely, PayPal
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    Copyright © 2013 PayPal. All rights reserved.
     
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  2. Hollyberry

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    I had similar. £47.50 had been spent on Skype from my Paypal account, or so the email said. If not by me click this link. Fortunately I only had my Kindle to use and that doesn't do links. I checked my PayPal account by logging into it from the PayPal site. No money gone.

    Later looked at fake email more closely. It says to " multiple addresses" and that wouldn't happen with a genuine PayPal. Obviously I was supposed to be shock horror, didn't spend that and click on their link and put in my password.

    Thanks for the warning.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    like all other professional organisations....Paypal would only address you by name if it concerned your account etc and would direct you to the official website URL to log in,,,not via a link in the email.
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    We just want to make sure you well recently authorized PayPal payments.

    English ? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Peter
     
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    English ? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    As spoke in Nigeria:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I had something similar supposedly from DHL saying that a parcel had been dispatched and to track it I should click on the link. I was not expecting anything so guessed it was a scam. Another one to watch out for.
    :Eeek:
     
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    I have been seeing this one for the last 2 years.

    Paypal does not send emails like this. If you receive an email from paypal and are worried. Log into your paypal using either a bookmark you created or by typing the paypal.com url into your browser.


    Although its not a new scam its a nice reminders though. :thumb:
     
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