PayPal scam
Thread poster: Liviu-Lee Roth

Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 17:19
Romanian to English
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Nov 6, 2011

Since many of us work with PayPal, this is the scam. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT !

"[ Please take a minute to read this urgent notification sent by our Account
Review Team. ]

As of the 5th of November 2011, our security system has blocked unusual charges
to a credit card linked to your account.
An intrusion into your account has been detected which shows that someone
tried to access your PayPal account without your permission. we have limited <
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Since many of us work with PayPal, this is the scam. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT !

"[ Please take a minute to read this urgent notification sent by our Account
Review Team. ]

As of the 5th of November 2011, our security system has blocked unusual charges
to a credit card linked to your account.
An intrusion into your account has been detected which shows that someone
tried to access your PayPal account without your permission. we have limited
access to your account due to this problem. Moreover, we have sent you an attachment which
contains all the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Please download and
open it in your browser.
Thanks for your high attention. Please do understand that this
is a security measure taken with intention to protect you and your account. We apologize for
any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Team "

If you are in doubt, go to your PayPal account through your normal channel.

Lee
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:19
Member (2009)
English to German
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Thank you! Nov 6, 2011

Thank you, Lee, for posting this warning.

Since PayPal normally doesn't send any attachments, I will look out for this scam and delete it immediately.

Stay safe.


 

Aradai Pardo Martínez  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 16:19
Swedish to Spanish
+ ...
Thank you! Nov 6, 2011



 

Tony M
France
Local time: 23:19
Member
French to English
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SITE LOCALIZER
PayPal and phishing Nov 6, 2011

PayPal are very good about dealing with cases of phishing, if you haven't already done so, I strongly recommend you should report this via the dedicated link available on their home page.

For info, PayPal have a stated policy of only ever addressing you by the name they have registered for you; so if you ever get an e-mail addressed to "Dear PayPal user" etc., you can be sure it's a scam!


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:19
Member (2009)
English to German
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Thank you. Nov 6, 2011

Tony M wrote:

For info, PayPal have a stated policy of only ever addressing you by the name they have registered for you; so if you ever get an e-mail addressed to "Dear PayPal user" etc., you can be sure it's a scam!


Yes, of course, PayPal never uses "Dear ayPal user". Thanks for the reminder, Tony.


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 23:19
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Typical Nov 6, 2011

Typical phishing I reckon! Just via Paypal and not a bank.

 

#JuliaC#  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:19
German to Italian
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Thank you Lee Nov 6, 2011

for posting this warning.

 

inge van dri (X)
Local time: 23:19
German to Dutch
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I received this too Nov 6, 2011

But I don't have a Paypal account

 

Graça Ribeiro  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:19
English to Portuguese
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Thanks everyone Nov 7, 2011

Hi,

I haven't used PayPal yet but welcome any info about it - specially this type.


 

Tony M
France
Local time: 23:19
Member
French to English
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SITE LOCALIZER
Getting off-topic, but... Nov 7, 2011

Graça Ribeiro wrote:

I haven't used PayPal yet but welcome any info about it ...


I have used PayPal extensively for some time now, and I am very satisfied with the service; I have never had any problems. I would suggest you check out other forum threads (or start one of your own) for other people's experiences, as otherwise we are going to drift off-topic here.


 

Walter Moura  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 19:19
English to Portuguese
Thank you, Lee Nov 7, 2011

Thank you for sharing this with us.

 


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