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  • Scam Alert – Paypal

     TonyM updated 15 years, 6 months ago 7 Members · 9 Posts
  • Chris Hooper

    June 6, 2005 at 12:25 pm

    A bogus email doing the rounds this week shows that you have spent a £wad using Paypal. This is a scam, please be wary!

  • Lee Harris

    June 6, 2005 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for warning SAR, seems to just one of many.


  • Chris Wool

    June 6, 2005 at 12:37 pm

    thank you its most important that you do not use any of the links on this one – if you go to the real paypal site there is a place to forward it to then delete it.


  • Chris Hooper

    June 6, 2005 at 2:32 pm

    Spoken to the Paypal people – more info

    Paypal always legitimately addresses any emails to the named user of account. They never address it Dear Customer etc.

    The email is from Paypal INC (not Paypal.Com)
    The amount on this scam is £1915.15 each time

    As Chris Says – important not to click through on these emails


  • David Rowland

    June 6, 2005 at 7:12 pm

    i got lots of scams from paypal’s

    My rule of thumb is never click on an emails links, always go to the website and “login” and then go to the section.

    Paypal have never emailed me for anything serious.

  • John Singh

    June 7, 2005 at 12:30 am

    Thanks for the warning SAR

    John 😀

  • Marekdlux

    July 30, 2005 at 9:55 pm

    I just received an email from “paypal”, the problem is it was sent to my personal email address that they have never had to begin with.

  • David Rowland

    August 2, 2005 at 9:23 am

    i had two “You’ve got cash!” from a fake pay pal on thursday last week.
    They did look 100% identical, except i was expecting a payment.

  • TonyM

    August 12, 2005 at 11:30 am

    I’ve often found with these scams that if you hold your mouse pointer over the supposed link to the website it then shows something completely different, I guess these “links” are created as a picture file as text then given a HTML link.

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