knjsavy Posted March 20, 2009 Share Posted March 20, 2009 Good Morning Ladies, Paypal scam/PHISHING Since we all use paypal - please see below, scams have increased due to the economy Last night i received an email to my paypal account - looked very official and was from paypal customer service saying they see a charge to x (robert somebody)for y(500 worth of electronics) and need my authorization to pay, if i did not make the charges then click unauthorized charge and follow instructions It looked just like all the other paypal emails i have received but something felt off - it was an attempt to get my paypal info to steal money from my paypal account - i called the paypal people and LOOK OUT FOR THE ITEMS BELOW ANY EMAIL FROM PAYPAL WILL SAY DEAR - YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME, NOT DEAR PAYPAL CUSTOMER OR USER DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS, PUT YOUR CURSOR ON THE LINK TO SEE THE EXACT ADDRESS - MANY WILL BE TO A PRIVATE IP ADDRESS, IF IT DOES NOT SAY @paypal.com DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK AND DO NOT SEND THE PERSON A REPLY EMAIL OR ANYTHING IF ANYTHING LOOKS OR DOES NOT FEEL RIGHT - CONTACT PAYPAL IMMEDIATELY AND IMMEDIATELY CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD - EVEN IF YOU ONLY READ THE EMAIL SEND THE SUSPICIOUS EMAIL TO SPOOF@PAYPAL.COM - DO NOT CHANGE THE ADDRESS LINE JUST FORWARD IT AS IS Pass on to others as the paypal rep said there will probably be an increase in these types of scams and if everyone starts sending the emails to them the scammers will be stopped (at least they will move from the paypal arena because it will not be profitable if we are vigilant and it helps other consumers from being scammed) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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