Paypal email?

  1. Is this real? Does paypal actually ask that you do this? I clicked on the link, don't think it's real. I'm fairly new to paypal so I'm not sure if this is a scam or not. I'm not giving anyone my info! Paypal already has it!

    Dear valued PayPal® Customer,

    Due to recent fraudulent transactions, we have issued the following security requirements.

    It has come to our attention that 98% of all fraudulent transactions are caused by members using stolen credit cards to purchase or sell non existant items. Thus we require our members to add a Debit/Check card to their billing records as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. Your Debit/Check card will only be used to identify you. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not run into any future problems with the PayPal® service. However, failure to confirm your records will result in your account suspension.

    We are requesting this information to verify and protect your identity. Federal regulations require all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record identification from all persons opening new accounts or obtaining ongoing payment services. This is in order to prevent the use of the U.S. banking system in terrorist and other illegal activity. For these reasons, PayPal® will utilize services provided by various credit reporting agencies to verify the information you submit to us.

    Once you have updated your account records your pending PayPal® account transactions will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

    To update your billing records please proceed to our secure webform by clicking here.

    Thank you for your time,
    PayPal® Billing Department.
     
  2. It sounds like a scam.
     
  3. Always just forward these kinds of emails to spoof@paypal.com .. if its legit they'll let you know, & they'll also let you know if its a scam. Also, if you get one from 'eBay' you can check 1st to see if its in your eBay messages, or just forward it to spoof@eBay.com . Again, they'll let you know. NEVER click on the link and give them your passwords and info until they notify you as to its legitimacy.
     
  4. Ok, thank you!
     
  5. Definitely a spoof, I received the same one!
     
  6. Yep, and you'll get lots more of such emails....just ignore, and never use these links to key in your password as they request, that's how your accounts get hijacked.
     
  7. Wow, they could have fooled me. I took JudgeJudy58's advice and forwarded it and it was a scam. I hate how these people have my email address! Ugh
     
  8. scam, report it to paypal