probable scam: service.paypal.de
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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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Mar 11, 2014

I think this e-mail that I received today from service.paypal.de hilke-schmidt@t-online.de is a scam. I've never seen anything like it, and all my PayPal dealings are in English with company logo, etc. I'm deleting it. Others, beware.

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Tony M  Identity Verified
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DEFINITE scam! Mar 11, 2014

Worth pointing out here once again that PayPal ALWAYS addresses you by your account name, and NEVER as 'Dear Customer' etc. — this is one elementary way they help you spot scam / phishing attempts easily. I have a PayPal account name that is different from the e-mail address I use, and could not be guessed from it, so even if someone addresses me as 'Dear [name from e-mail address]', I know it's not genuine.

If you haven't already, you ought to report this to the PayPal security service — there's a special link for reporting this sort of abuse on their opening page.

[Modifié le 2014-03-11 12:05 GMT]


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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No doubt about it! Mar 11, 2014

Tony M wrote:

Worth pointing out here once again that PayPal ALWAYS addresses you by your account name, and NEVER as 'Dear Customer' etc. — this is one elementary way they help you spot scam / phishing attempts easily. I have a PayPal account name that is different from the e-mail address I use, and could not be guessed from it, so even if someone addresses me as 'Dear [name from e-mail address]', I know it's not genuine.

If you haven't already, you ought to report this to the PayPal security service — there's a special link for reporting this sort of abuse on their opening page.

[Modifié le 2014-03-11 12:05 GMT]


I agree 100 % with Tony. Anything coming from PayPal will address you by your name, thus everything else is a Scam.


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liviu roth
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Scam! Mar 11, 2014

I receive this kind of message every time I use PayPal. Somebody must have partially hacked into my PayPal account.

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