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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 07:56 PM

Didn't know where to ask this.....Got an email looking like from paypal. Saying someone paid to ME for some numbered process and was a mistake or similar. Has areas to click on for going to them to Resolve or such?  First, no one is buying a thing from me. I buy plenty, but all seemed OK in the listings I checked on at the home site. I can't see the supposed links the email asked for. Email had paypal and other real looking items in it. SO, just a scam?  I wrote some numbers down off of it, then deleted after looking at my paypal account just now. Kinda scary!


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 08:01 PM

What ever you do don't click any of those links. Just delete the email. If you ever have a concern about the paypal account from an email you receive just open a browser and type paypal.com directly. 

 

Email was definitely a scam to get your login credentials and / or a virus.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Scam, glad you deleted it.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Hope you didnt log in.
If you did, immediately change your login password.
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Didn't know where to ask this.....Got an email looking like from paypal. Saying someone paid to ME for some numbered process and was a mistake or similar. Has areas to click on for going to them to Resolve or such?  First, no one is buying a thing from me. I buy plenty, but all seemed OK in the listings I checked on at the home site. I can't see the supposed links the email asked for. Email had paypal and other real looking items in it. SO, just a scam?  I wrote some numbers down off of it, then deleted after looking at my paypal account just now. Kinda scary!

Best thing is to not open it and to forward it to PayPal. This helps them to add it to their list.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:54 PM

Like Tom says, forward it to: spoof@paypal.com


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:58 PM

Go to your paypal account and see if any transaction like that shows up. I doubt there will be any. Then notify paypal. 


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Posted March 12, 2015 - 07:23 AM

What Chris said above. Check your actual account transactions to see what's up. 


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Posted March 12, 2015 - 08:12 AM

Never Never ever go to a website though an address in you e-mail. I have been with Paypal since they started and They never ask you to click on anything in the e-mail. Go to your account like you always do and check it out from there.


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Posted March 12, 2015 - 09:52 AM

DELETE !



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Posted August 06, 2015 - 07:25 PM

ANYTHING you get from PayPal, check the address bar.  It will start out with https/ - - - - - - -  If that 's' is not there, delete it and go. 

 

I got a full screen error msg the other day claiming to be from Microsoft.  Had phone number to call for tech support, all kinds of warnings do not shut down your computer.  Call tech support right away, and on and on.  I thought OK I am game for some fun so I called.  Some sweet talking gal came on and wanted in the worst way to log onto my computer and show me all the files that were messed up, etc.  Nope. Not going to happen tonight honey.  Then she showed me a bunch of garbage of the typical problem that shows up when computers get infected and my local tech cannot repair it.  It has to be a Microsoft certified tech that does the work.  I played along for a while and then she started getting tired of me stalling so I said OK so what do I need to do?  That got her attention again and wanted to know which credit card I wanted to put the $199 service fee for fixing my computer and a year service contract?  Who!  Not quite ready to drop $200 buck just yet.  Let me think about this for a bit and I will call you back tomorrow.  Got her phone number and name.  Next day I call and she answered. Gave her the ref. number and she was ready to take my card info.  I stalled a little, I asked who was going to do the work.  Do I take it to them or do they come here. Etc.  Then turned and said OK is that long enough?  She said what?  I changed my voice and said this the Iowa DCI agent Smith and we have you on tape and a trace on this phone call.  Local agents will be calling on you shortly as we know exactly where your located.   CLICK!  Had some fun with that scammer and bet they don't use that phone number again.  Wonder how long it took for her to hit the door?  Best part is the phone calls didn't cost me a dime as I have free long distance.


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 03:58 AM

The INSTANT tip off with PayPal scam emails is that they NEVER address you by name.

 

PayPal always addresses you by the name you give them.

 

Anytime it says "Member", "Customer", etc. you can guarantee that it's a scam.


Edited by OldBuzzard, August 07, 2015 - 03:59 AM.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 11:09 AM

cheiffan,,,  Had the same happen to me just the other night...  I didn't respond thou.. But it was quite annoying.. I couldn't seem to get it off my screen...



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Posted August 07, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Hope you didnt log in.
If you did, immediately change your login password.

He would be broke already when that happened though..  

 

Friggin scammers!!!


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 04:26 PM

cheiffan,,,  Had the same happen to me just the other night...  I didn't respond thou.. But it was quite annoying.. I couldn't seem to get it off my screen...

Scan and cleanse your cookies and do a full system cleanup.  Something has it's teeth in your OS






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