wtf? PAYPAL SCAM!

LVizo

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Sep 25, 2006
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i just got this email in my spam:


Dear client ,


i haven't sent money for a cell. the mail looks different, and the emailadress isnt the same as the ones that sends the usual ones. when i look into my paypalaccount, no money has been sent. and the 'click here to dispute transaction', come on. this is a scam, right? im a bit worried...

anyway. i just googled it and looks like im not the only one who's recieved this. (click to make it bigger)
 

wantmore

Member
Sep 8, 2007
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Hollyweird
Don't click on the DISPUTE button! Forward this to PP's spoof. Then contact PP and inquire about this email. I'm almost 100% positive, it's a scam to phish for your PP info.
 

LVizo

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Sep 25, 2006
118
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i know, i havent clicked on anything. everythings fake according to paypals spoofcontrol though, and i googled paypal, scam and deal_source, looks like im not the only one who's gotten this. i just got a little stressed, never recieved one before.
 

lorihmatthews

A taste for the arts
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Oct 7, 2006
31,657
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These scams are getting more and more popular. The best way to tell if it's a spoof is if the email doesn't address you by your "real" name, like Jane Smith. If it has your eBay ID, or says eBay Member, Paypal Member, or janesmith, it's a fake.

We'll be seeing more of these fakes as we get closer to the holiday season, so everyone should be super careful!
 

LVizo

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Sep 25, 2006
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i've already deleted it, didn't forward it on.. unfortunately. oh well.. hopefully some other will. i just freaked out a little, im a bit paranoid.
 

kimberf

Loves the Lindy!
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Mar 8, 2007
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i've already deleted it, didn't forward it on.. unfortunately. oh well.. hopefully some other will. i just freaked out a little, im a bit paranoid.
Don't worry too much. I'm sure someone else will forward it on, or probably already has. Every time I send one, it seems like they've already seen it (though, really, it's not like they'd tell me if they hadn't, I suppose. What are they going to say: "Thanks for reporting this. We hadn't seen this one yet?" ;)
 

LVizo

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Sep 25, 2006
118
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hahah. nah. and as their customerservice suck anyway, im always afraid of getting banned for no reason.
 
Jan 19, 2007
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The Sunshine State
I hate the fake PayPal emails too! Just got one this morning saying my account had been suspended because someone tried 3 times to change my password. The whole email was littered with spelling errors and misused words. I reported it to PayPal but it's still so annoying!
 

gro3602

EX TPFER DONE HERE
Apr 17, 2006
7,542
1
Sometimes I click on the link and it brings you to the sign on screen.
So I make up a name and under password I type
f......youa.....hole
Then it takes me to a fake paypal site like the username and password was correct.
:graucho::graucho:
 
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