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Old 10-09-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Paypal security notice BS or not?

I recently received the following email:

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Security Center Advisory!

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to belive that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.

If you are the rightful holder of the account you must click the link below and then complete all steps from the following page as we try to verify your identity.

Click here to verify your account




If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise but to temporaly suspend your account.

Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.

To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences here.

PayPal Email ID PP697
Note the spelling of "choise" When I hover over the link provided, it begins http://... rather than https://... Even if I type in www.paypal.com in my address bar, it automatically directs me to a secure page. I'm wondering if the email is BS in an attempt to have me divulge my username and password. I haven't clicked on anything and don't plan on it. Just wanted to know if anyone else has seen something similar.
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Scam. Paypal has the "*"
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yes i have sir!!! twice those bastards tryed getting me!!!! dont do it! if you notice, it most likey is one big picture.........try highligthing one word/sentence.....I did this.. and both times it was one big picture........ it'* stupid......be safe everyone!!!!!!!!
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They've tried to get me on this one too. I never responded and I didn't have any problems with my service being suspended. Scam!!!!!!!!
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PayPal would never ask you to verify your account by clicking on a link within an e-mail. Neither would any financially related institute, for that matter.
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Scam: It'* known as 'phishing'. Be very careful.
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Forward it to : [email protected]
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Forward it to : [email protected]
Yep, scam. Send it to the address dbeast gave
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PayPal would never ask you to verify your account by clicking on a link within an e-mail. Neither would any financially related institute, for that matter.
Yep, that is the real flag raiser. If in doubt call PayPal customer service, do not clik the link.
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Yep, scam. Send it to the address dbeast gave
Sorry I didn't elaborate earlier.....


I foolishly got taken like that almost 2 tears ago.

The email looked legit and I had just started my PayPal account so,I did what the link said. Two days later I checked my bank balance before I went to work and had almost 200.00 in charges to **** pay-sites. I had to call my bank and get a new card and several different places I had written checks and ask them to hold them for a few days until I could get this straightened out.

Now,everything I get from PayPal or Ebay get forwarded to their spoof department for verification!!!
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