Scammers working off of paypal name???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sonew123, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    check out what I got from "paypal"

    I'm almost 100% certain this is bogus because it had nothing official looking about the email-very generic-Im not repsonding and will ignore it but thought I would post it to help others realize it's total crap!

    " Hello natalie,

    As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal
    system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.

    We requested information from you for the following reason:

    A recent review of your account determined that we require some additional
    information from you in order to provide you with secure service.

    Case ID Number: PP-250-556-896

    This is a second reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log
    in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

    Be sure to log in securely by using the following link:
    Click here to login and restore your account access


    Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your
    account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account
    safety.

    In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will remain
    limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your
    account remains limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further
    limitations or eventual account closure. We encourage you to log in to your
    PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this.

    To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal used to
    make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the Resolution
    Center. If, after reviewing your account information, you seek further
    clarification regarding your account access, please contact PayPal by visiting
    the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".

    We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that
    this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We
    apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thanks,

    PayPal Account Review Department

    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
    will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account
    and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

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    PayPal Email ID PP522
     
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd check out the link they told you to use. Good chance it's a phony but designed to look identical to PayPal.

    Back in the day my girlfriend's myspace account was hacked using a similar method.. they had registered the website rnyspace lowercase RN to make the M. Took me forever to discover how it had happened.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    dID YOU LOG IN AND SEND THEM A MESSAGE. nOT BY ANY LINK BUT BY YOUR DIRECT CONNECTION TO PAY-PAL ?
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Oops caps was on lol
     
  5. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has your antivirus been updated lately? I hope no one would have snuck a keystroking program onto your machine to capture your login/password.
     
  6. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to report this to paypal right away!!!!!!
    They normally have menu to report phishing.
    They need to know that scammers are out there & Paypal
    should be able to determine their IP address & shut them down!!
     
  7. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Quote:I agree, report it. Also, paypal offers a key card for extra security. About 2 years ago we got hacked and they drew $55 out of our checking account. We called Paypal, they set up this keycard, which is easy to use, just push a button any time you log on to Paypal (to pay or check balance) and it gives you a code to put in. The code changes every time, and it stops any and all unauthorized activity. We never worry about hacking now, and miraculously all the spoof emails quit after that [​IMG]
     
  8. lucky123

    lucky123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the same message a few days ago, and didn't go for it. I also used paypal today with no problem.
     
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Forward it to spoof@paypal.com

    This is to set you up to get your info. I always forward them, so they can at least try and catch the creeps. They'll send you a confirmation that is was a scam. Please forward it though. Enough people do it, it helps to locate them.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:What wolf tracks said.

    I get these regularly and forward 'em all.
     

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