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    Pay pal e-mail scam warning

    If you get an e-mail from "PAYPAL" ( with your name in the heading ) be aware thats its very likely a scam, asking you to click on a hypo link, to login and check your usage, they then have your login details

    if you get such a mail, contact paypal direct, or send them a copy of the mail to spoof@paypal.com
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    To be honest i always ignore any email i get from paypal as 99% of them are scam attempts. especially those saying theres a problem with your account please click on this link yada yada yada.
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    Chite! I've just orded somthing from Ebay and they wanted me to create a paypal account - luckily I payed using Visa so avoided Paypal altogether.

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    had a few of them as pheonix says i just ignore them

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    Nothing wrong with paypal.. I have been using it for years.. and using it every day in one way or another..

    I get at least a dozen emails every weeks asking me to log into my paypal account using the inserted link..

    I never do it.. and just delete or make as spam.. The only way you should log into paypal is via :

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     www.paypal.com
    or your relevent prefix..

    If your stupid enough to get ripped off by following instructions in some obscure email .. you deserve all you get.. !!!!

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    Pay pal e-mail scam warning

    I use it everyday too.
    Like "Mr Mister" said if your stupid enough to follow a random email then you deserve to be cheated.

    I always get "please login to check your statement"

    Check the email address too if it's funny lookin then delete it and login via your browser then you should see a notification in your account if the email was genuine.

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    Even so,these emails can somtimes catch the reader off guard. Whilst I've never been caught by one , I did have a near miss a few years back. After returning from Adalaide, Aus, I recieved a mail a few days later saying I'd won the aussie lottery and if I'd kindly fill in the supplied form etc etc then I can claim my supposed winnings - the form of course asked for things like bank account no, card no etc but it was crafty in as much it was very long and full of useless diviation questions eg "your previous address", address of bank" and "contact at bank' then suddenly "visa account number " in the middle of all the red herrings. The jist was to work the vicim up to a frenzy by continual reference to the cash won so as to let their guard down (once is enough) and fill in the question, "card pin".
    I never entered any lottery while in aus so knew from the start it was fake but its strange how I got the mail soon after returning home - bet passenger lists were hacked or sold on to who ever , I had to give my email address as standard porceedure when ordering the flight ticket - crafty sods these scammers.
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    Hi, I appreciate this kind of reminder. Though I'm not actually entertaining emails from anyone especially if I don't find it legit. Paypal has been popular worldwide but we should not rather ignore this and we should be very careful with our accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conaxthewarrior View Post
    Chite! I've just orded somthing from Ebay and they wanted me to create a paypal account - luckily I payed using Visa so avoided Paypal altogether.
    Nothing to do with Paypal. You are just as likely to get a similar email pretending to come from your credit card company or bank.
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    just create your paypal account on there website trough secure https link.I have a registered paypal account (american website paypal) from many years and gives good international protection on bying ,selling and transfering money.Never answer to mails from paypal because they DO NOT send any.
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