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Paypal scam?..........

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Paypal scam?..........
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:10 PM

Over the last few weeks I have had messages from 'paypal' threatening to suspend my accound till I LOG in.........The strange thing is that I have NEVER  had an account with them.Angry

 

PayPal

We need your help resolving an issue with your PayPal account 'xyz@yahoo.co.uk ' . Until you help us resolve this issue, we've temporarily suspended your account. Please log in to your PayPal account and complete the steps to confirm your identity and your recent account activity.

 

Just log in and click on "My Account" to update your information.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:20 PM

Yeah Nige that is for sure a scam.  They are phishing for info to complete their profile on you.  I usually contact paypal or ebay or amazon, or whomever, then forward it to them so they can be aware.  I have had some that looked very real, and they even passed through as "safe and approved", but my Spidey sense went off and I contacted the real people, and they confirmed it was bogus.  

Assume nothing.  Trust no one.  Smile

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:14 PM

Thanks Mark.what set it off was a dodgy contact addy,nothing to do with paypal..Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:56 AM

I had one that had the correct https address, it had the green check mark icon from my email, and looked EXACTLY legit.  They said I needed to click on one of the choices on the home page and do something.

I went to the real homepage in another browser and the pages were identical except for the one line that they wanted me to click on was not present.

Pretty sophisticated.

Rotters!!

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Sugar Land, Texas, USA
Posted by VintageRPM on Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:50 PM

Never click on a link in an unsolicited email to log into a web site (even if you think it is legit). Either use an existing bookmark or type in the KNOWN main page URL in your browser.

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by harmonxjim33 on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:34 AM

This scammers do level up their game this time. Please be careful on those suspicious emails. fun scary games

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:46 AM

SPAM reported

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:00 PM

harmonxjim33

This scammers do level up their game this time. Please be careful on those suspicious emails. fun scary games

 

 

So funny a spammer  posting in a thread on scammers.Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:37 PM

Sadly, these days they are everywhere and invading every part of life......and they are getting more adept at doing it too.

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:16 PM

mini man
So funny a spammer  posting in a thread on scammers

I was laughing about this so hard, that I had trouble reporting it !

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:54 PM

littletimmy

 

 
mini man
So funny a spammer  posting in a thread on scammers

 

I was laughing about this so hard, that I had trouble reporting it !

 

ballbusting eh? Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

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