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paypal's main page has changed? Is it a fake page?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bargain, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Okay I just went to paypal by straight typing it in. Is this a fake page and an attempt to fish for my password.

    Can anyone else see if this is happening to them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    I think it looks the same for me, what looks different?
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    What URL (web site address) did you type in? Sometimes copycat phishing sites will seem the same except .com is .org or .net instead.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Same for me too! Did you see the "lock" code on the bottom of your screen? And the PayPal link? You really hav eto be very careful of Paypal addy, make sure its legit!
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    also, up where it says http:// make sure it says https That s means secure.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Mines the same too.
     
  7. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Okay, that's weird ....the other "real"page came back!!!!

    But when I logged in, I did see a note that they were doing server maintenance so I must have hit them during that time....It scared me sure enough...

    Thank you all.... All is well.

    Have a blessed evening.
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    On a side note, I had an email yesterday that said I had paid, (someone I didnt know) over$500 and to cancel this payment click here. It looked all legit but it wasnt. I logged into my account to see about it and it wasnt there. Just becareful.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    B. Saffles Farms :

    On a side note, I had an email yesterday that said I had paid, (someone I didnt know) over$500 and to cancel this payment click here. It looked all legit but it wasnt. I logged into my account to see about it and it wasnt there. Just becareful.

    Happened to me a few time in my junk mail and I always check my Paypal to make sure and surely it was untouched.​
     
  10. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All good advice, but the real determiner to a websites authenticity is the URL, or the address you see at the top of the page.

    The https and lock key at the bottom of the page can all be copied by a criminal by simply installing certain software on the server the site is located on. What can not be copied thought is the correct URL.

    www.paypal.com and www.paypal.ca should appear after https://

    Watch out that you don't get slight variations such as www.pay-pal.com, www.pay_pal.com or even www.paypall.com

    Cheers,
    Urban Coyote
     

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