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Old 28-11-2004, 17:16   #1 (permalink)
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who uses paypal? urgent!!!

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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Old 28-11-2004, 17:18   #2 (permalink)
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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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Old 28-11-2004, 17:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: who uses paypal? urgent!!!

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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!!!
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
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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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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

mate forward it to this address then delete it do not alter it it stops them trying to trace it



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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
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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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