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A warning for Paypal customers

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I got an E-mail yesterday asking me to update my Paypal
account details,otherwise the account would be suspended.
The E-mail looked authentic but since I don't have a Paypal
account,I contacted Paypal,Thinking my details were being
used by someone else,and was notified that the E-mail was in fact
not from them.
I know a thread was posted recently by Heidi(valanhb),about E-bay but
thought I'd warn anybody who has had or gets one of these E-mails.
Paypals advice is to forward the E-mail to them at spoof (at)paypal.com and
DO NOT click any links in the E-mail.

post #2 of 11
Thanks for the warning! Anytime you get an email (or phone call) from ANY company or agency wanting you to update information, do not do it, and tell them that you will contact the company back. Then contact the company itself to make sure it is legit.
post #3 of 11
I get those from time to time, I don't even open them, I just delete'em!
post #4 of 11
Gotten this many times and sent it on to Spoof....Thanks for the warning
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Gotten this many times and sent it on to Spoof....Thanks for the warning
I get them quite a bit (usually at the email addy that is not my paypal one)
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jenny82 View Post
Thanks for the warning! Anytime you get an email (or phone call) from ANY company or agency wanting you to update information, do not do it, and tell them that you will contact the company back. Then contact the company itself to make sure it is legit.
I would normally have just put it down to spam,but what concerned me was I also got a call on my answerphone from UPS the same day asking when I was going to pay my overdue account of £2,000 I don't have one!!!
post #7 of 11
A few years ago my mother got taken for about $40 from this scam. She didn't know it was fake, logged into her account and they used it to make purchases. Thankfully it wasn't much and she got the money back.
post #8 of 11
I get those kinds of e-mails from all kinds of banks, paypal, etc. Most of the banks I don't even have account with. If I do anything dealing with security with my accounts, I go to the bank in person. For paypal, I make sure I access my account with a new window, and not from any link.
post #9 of 11
I just remembered, for those who get these emails from PayPal, forward them to phishing@paypal.com so that they are aware of them. I believe there is a phishing@ebay.com too but I'm not entirely sure. I get alot of bogus ebay stuff on an email that I don't even have registered to ebay. Funny enough though alot of them are fake emails from member's pretending to be in transaction with me saying "Where is the item I paid for!??" and giving me an earful. Kind of humorous actually.
post #10 of 11
The address is actually spoof@paypal.com. I just got another fake PayPal e-mail, with a notice that the sender's address is in an incorrect format! Now there's a tipoff. I just forward them on to PayPal.
post #11 of 11
Woops you're right. I did a search first to make sure the address existed and it did so I thought I was correct
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