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Dizneyblonde
25-08-2008, 06:37 PM
Just had the following email supposedly from paypal.
Not reported any cards lost or stolen and why suddenly tell me about unusual activity in 2007?
I've not clicked on the link as i feel this is ploy to get me to enter personal details.
What do you think?





PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of customers. To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the PayPal system for unusual activity.

We are contacting you to remind you that on 02 January 2007 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.

To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason:

We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.


This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.

To securely confirm your PayPal information please click on the link bellow:



https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run



We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.

For more information about how to protect your account please visit PayPal Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal system.



Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

josh.p.
25-08-2008, 06:39 PM
I'd log into paypal through the normal link, not through the paypal one given there and check it out

Tink
25-08-2008, 06:41 PM
Looks suspicious to me. We got a message similar to that one time and we don't even HAVE a paypal account! :eek:

Dawn
25-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Scam. Delete it.

Isafari
25-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Yep....don't go there. You'll probably find they will ask you to confirm your account details etc :mad:

Britchick
25-08-2008, 06:46 PM
if you look on the paypal site there will be somewhere to report scam emails

Dizneyblonde
25-08-2008, 06:48 PM
Checked my paypal account and have only had transactions since 17 Jan 2007.

Have forwarded the email to paypal.

Made me feel sick :(

Dawn
25-08-2008, 06:53 PM
Awww. Rub some gin on it. That will make it better. :wink:

Britchick
25-08-2008, 06:54 PM
Awww. Rub some gin on it. That will make it better. :wink:

:confused: have you got the wrong thread? :lol:

Johnie
25-08-2008, 10:09 PM
It's a phishing scam.

Shogun
25-08-2008, 11:18 PM
Scam. They haven't spelt appreciate correctly.

kazzaqld
25-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Scam. They haven't spelt appreciate correctly.

Yep once the scammers learn to spell we're all in trouble! Good pickup Shogun, I hadn't noticed that - but then I decided before I got that far that it was dodgy! :mad:

uscwest
26-08-2008, 01:30 AM
Scam all the way

mumof2
26-08-2008, 11:11 AM
we get loads of fake emails from ebay - we never read any of them....:mad:

MarkE
26-08-2008, 11:28 AM
If you ever suspect anything dodgy, email wise from paypal, just forward it to spoof@paypal.com - they'll confirm its dodgy, and thank you for being pro-active!!

Dizneyblonde
26-08-2008, 08:13 PM
LOL yep i did just that Mark and had me e-mail of thanks!!!

Tinker
27-08-2008, 05:33 AM
I was just going to tell you the same thing . They really appreciate you forwarding the spoof . It has happened both to I and my MIL and we sent them in . They do investigate . It is scary at first . :hug1:

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 08:46 AM
I just forwarded it and deleted it Tinker.

It's in someone elses hands and someone elses worry now.
I've got too much else to think about :lol:

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 08:57 AM
do you think they would ask you do that, you get these from banks all the time asking you to update your accounts

SCAM SCAM SCAM

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 09:32 AM
do you think they would ask you do that, you get these from banks all the time asking you to update your accounts

SCAM SCAM SCAM

No i don't which is exactly why i ignored it :p015:

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 09:49 AM
No i don't which is exactly why i ignored it :p015:

good girl :)

never ever reply to an email like these, you have spamfighter which i installed dont you? just click on block to anything like these. if you dont let me know and i will send you the link ok :D

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 11:02 AM
Thank you Uncle Mick i marked it as unsafe :D

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 11:07 AM
Thank you Uncle Mick i marked it as unsafe :D

:lol: :gy:

do you have spamfighter tho? coz you should have blocked it

Dawn
27-08-2008, 11:07 AM
Did you mark Uncle Mick as unsafe?

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 11:18 AM
Had him marked as unsafe for years Dawn :D

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 11:23 AM
Did you mark Uncle Mick as unsafe?


:4: :gy:


Had him marked as unsafe for years Dawn :D


answer the flippin question woman ;) :lol:

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 11:37 AM
LOL don't know!!!

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 11:41 AM
LOL don't know!!!

well flippin look ;) :lol:

right you use outlook dont you

see at the top of this do you have the block and unblock buttons?


http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s192/essexmick/spamfighter.jpg

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 12:01 PM
No don't use outlook on the lappy just hotmail.:D

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 12:12 PM
No don't use outlook on the lappy just hotmail.:D

ok desktop? geez ;) :lol:

Dizneyblonde
27-08-2008, 12:17 PM
Have it all on desktop but the scam email came through hotmail on lappy.

ukwdwnut
27-08-2008, 12:33 PM
Have it all on desktop but the scam email came through hotmail on lappy.

not much i can do or avice toyou more on that just do what you did

just wanted to know that you had it on you DT :)