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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 08:52:58 PM »
To me this is a little scary, that so many scams are out there trying to imitate other web sites that are legit.  This has never actually happened to me personally.  Paypal is suppose to be a very secure site, I have never had any trouble with PayPal.  Although when the updated their site it did throw me for a loop, everything was completely different when I logged in.  But it pays to be very careful with anything like this is specially when you have your own money in Paypal.  I have never personally got a e-mail claiming to be anything associated with paypal, but I'm very grateful also.  I do occasionally get emails saying that you can make hundreds of dollars processing emails, but I completely ignore all of them because I know they are scams.  I guess the most smartest thing to do if you have any questions or other issues is called Paypal directly.  Usually if any changes to your account are made a stand and email.  I can't stress how important it is to check everything out anymore, even when it's supposed to be a secure legit web site.  There are always scammers out there that are looking to make you their next victim.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2014, 04:29:53 PM »
Well today I have been informed of a purchase I have made at an apple store - please click here to cancel when I do not have a single apple product, and then informed my bank account had been frozen and would stay frozen until I confirmed my details by downloading the nice attached file (.cab).

Anyone think I should download that file or go cancel my apple purchase?  ::)

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2014, 04:29:53 PM »
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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2015, 08:33:00 AM »
Yes, I have received these type of emails.  I also received on that says that I made some large purchase that I never made, and then told me to click on url is this purchase wasn''t made by me.  I knew in both cases that odds were these emails were scams, but still went to Paypal to double check.

But I never once pressed any of the urls in the email.  I always went to my actual Paypal account that I bookmarked and log in.  Sure enough no activity outlined in these emails.  This is the best advice I can give anyone, if you have an account with Paypal odds are you have it bookmarked, so go to your bookmark and click on the link to go to the account, never click on the url in those emails.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2015, 07:47:47 PM »
I only use 1 email especially for Paypal, so I don't get to receive such emails yet. But I do know better not to fall for such emails. It's quite obvious anyway when you analyze it, since they're asking for personal info, which the real Paypal never does.


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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2015, 04:52:22 AM »
Thanks for posting this. It's not something that I had really thought about, as I'm relatively new to the PayPal space. But it's so important to remain vigilant, particularly as the scam artists will continue to evolve their approach to scamming us all.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2015, 08:01:23 AM »
I think my mail was sorted to direct scam email into their proper folders so I do not have to be bothered by such scam. Nevertheless, this is a useful information and thank you for posting it here. Atleast we were made aware of this new tactic and we now know how to deal with it should we encounter one in the future.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2015, 12:52:47 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to share to us this very relevant thing. Always keep a sensible mind and be attentive so as not to fall prey to these scams.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2015, 12:05:28 PM »
Paypal always use your name in an email. The warning sign of the fake email is right at the start, 'Dear customer'. As hackers usually don't have your full name, they have to fall back on customer, but paypal will always mention your full name in any e-mail. I had a few problems with fake emails just as I was setting up my paypal. As I was a new customer and fairly new to online transactions I spoke to the paypal customer service and went over all my concerns. I was so impressed with the information I received and the good quality of the helpdesk lady I spoke to that I joined immediately afterwards.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 02:38:37 PM »
I have never received any fake paypal emails. However, I know people who have received fake paypal emails. According to the people who have received fake emails, the easiest way to determine a fake paypal  email is by looking at the address of the sender. The genuine paypal email always contain paypal address. If you ever received suspicious email you should never check the link,. Instead go the website and see what's happening on your account.

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Re: Example of what looks like a fake PayPal email
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2016, 05:23:47 PM »
I always receive those kinds of email purportedly from PayPal regarding "account limitations."  I already knew that the emails sent to me were scams.  For security and peace of mind, I always check out the REAL PayPal site and so far nothing out of the ordinary happens.  My account is just as I left it, as long as I don't open or click any fake PayPal emails.  If you see an email purportedly from PayPal, I never open it and just delete the same, though I can also report the same email to PayPal's security team.

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