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" Pay Pal " warning
| By Dean Botsford (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #246) on Thursday, June 12, 2003 - 8:02 pm: |
Just a quick warning. This morning I had E-Mail from 'Pay Pal' it had their logo and everything, it was not really from Pay Pal(see cut and paste below from the real Pay Pal) , but from some scum bags that are trying to rip folks off, by asking for passwords, ATM pin numbers, etc...it sure sounded fake so I mailed the real Pay Pal and they confirmed it as fraud...and also said they NEVER ask for that kind of information...just a warning.
Dear Dean Botsford,
Thank you for contacting PayPal.
Thank you for bringing this suspicious email to our attention. We can
confirm that the email you received was not sent to you by PayPal. The
website linked to this email is not a registered URL authorized or used by
PayPal. We are currently investigating this incident fully. Please do not
enter any personal or financial information into this website.
If you have surrendered any personal or financial information to this
fraudulent website, you should immediately log into your PayPal Account and
change your password and secret question and answer information. Any
compromised financial information should be reported to the appropriate
If you notice any unauthorized activity associated with your PayPal
transaction history, please immediately report this to PayPal by following
the instructions below:
1. Go to https://www.paypal.com/
2. Click on the Security Center at the bottom of the page
3. Click on "Report a Problem"
4. Select the Topic: Report Fraud
5: Select the Subtopic: Unauthorized use of my PayPal Account, and click
6. Follow the instructions to access the appropriate form
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
PayPal Account Review Department
Thanks for the warning!
When ANY company asks you for your password or PIN that you're supposed to have with them, you know it's a scam.
PayPal is a great service btw, so far we've had no problems with it whatsoever.
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