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i had two emails yesterday claiming to be of paypal saying that a third party has been trying to access my accounts. now this email was just writing, no paypal logo just a link to the supposed paypal website. i didnt click on this link because i know that people make fake identical websites to make you enter your details. did anyone else have one of these?or has anyone had one?
i dont really know what to do now
help!!!
 

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report to paypal, on there site, do not do anything, email there spoof centre they will tell you the truth, close the browser, open a new one and go 2 www.paypal.com, do not click on an email link.
 

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brettytopbanana said:
i had two emails yesterday claiming to be of paypal saying that a third party has been trying to access my accounts. now this email was just writing, no paypal logo just a link to the supposed paypal website. i didnt click on this link because i know that people make fake identical websites to make you enter your details. did anyone else have one of these?or has anyone had one?
i dont really know what to do now
help!!!
I use paypal, but havent had that as such.... :-k


Must say tho, be very careful, cos i know someone who once clicked or gave her password out....something dumb like that anyway...and ended up being about 1k out of pocket...

be careful tho :D
 

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no i wont click on any link but i will try that thanks. im afraid to actually go to the real paypal site can anyone get me the email address that i should email to
 

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As long as you type the paypal site address in the address bar yourself you'll be fine going to their site. But never click any links and enter your details (be it paypal, bank or otherwise) - they can even spoof the address bar these days. So type it yourself!
 

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there was a warning the other day that if this virus installs itself on your computer then even if you type the address youself they can still get your details
 

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Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Emails and Websites

At PayPal, protecting your account's security is our top priority. Recently, PayPal members have reported suspicious-looking emails and fake websites. These emails are not from PayPal and responding to them may put your account at risk. Please protect your PayPal account by paying close attention to the emails you receive and the websites you visit.

Please use the following tips to stay safe with PayPal:

* Safe Log In: To log in to your PayPal account or access the PayPal website, open a new web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the following: https://www.paypal.com/
* Greeting: Emails from PayPal will address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account. Fraudulent emails often include the salutation "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member".
* Email Attachments: PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program. Attachments contained in fraudulent emails often contain viruses that may harm your computer or compromise your PayPal account.
* Request for Personal Information: If we require information from you, we will notify you in an email and request that you enter the information only after you have safely and securely logged in to your PayPal account.

Often, fraudulent emails will request details such as your full name, account password, credit card number, bank account, PIN number, Social Security Number, or mother's maiden name.

If you think that you have received a fraudulent email (or fake website), please forward the email (or URL address) to [email protected] and then delete the email from your mailbox. Never click any links or attachments in a suspicious email.

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cheers, just looked at the email again and it does have a paypal logo but that means nothing and going by the line
Greeting: Emails from PayPal will address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account. Fraudulent emails often include the salutation "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member".
it addresses me by my email address and not my first and last name[/quote]
 

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im quite worried now as i really dont need my money nicked this close to christmas
 

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brettytopbanana said:
im quite worried now as i really dont need my money nicked this close to christmas
ita standard thing these fraudsters send out to gullible people , even if they only get 1 response in a 100 its enough to get there details delete it if theyve a problem with you theyll contact you .i get 15 of these every week from various sources and send them to ebay/paypal and then delete it
 

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im on aol so i just read the email again before forwarding it and aol allow you to look at the details of the email so here they are dont know if anything can be made of it.
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from rly-yj02.mx.aol.com (rly-yj02.mail.aol.com [172.18.180.162]) by air-yj03.mail.aol.com (v103.7) with ESMTP id MAILINYJ32-7fc41a7b7d9343; Fri, 26 Nov 2004 18:10:34 -0500
Received: from hosting.clickbuxx.com (hosting.clickbuxx.com [64.62.176.72]) by rly-yj02.mx.aol.com (v103.7) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINYJ26-7fc41a7b7d9343; Fri, 26 Nov 2004 18:10:18 -0500
Received: from nobody by hosting.clickbuxx.com with local (Exim 4.43)
id 1CXjqu-0003IO-MI
for [email protected]; Fri, 26 Nov 2004 09:25:48 -0800
To: [email protected]
Subject: Paypal Registration Suspension - [email protected]
From: [email protected]
Content-Type: text/html;
charset=iso-8859-1;
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 09:25:48 -0800
X-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP for more information
X-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - hosting.clickbuxx.com
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - aol.com
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [99 99] / [47 12]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - hosting.clickbuxx.com
X-Source:
X-Source-Args:
X-Source-Dir:
X-AOL-IP:
X-AOL-SCOLL-SCORE: 1:0:0:
X-AOL-SCOLL-URL_COUNT: 3


i wonder what the clickbuxx.com means?!!!
 

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it definitely is a fraud email coz i just opened another email from the real paypal confirming payment and they use my first name and the details are completely different.
 

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just got an email off paypal saying it was a spoof
 

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cheers for the help guys. i have got really worked up about this because i really dont want to get screwed over by these people, i have been checking my bank account twice a day!!
 
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