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Paypal Scam or legit

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by chestercheeto48, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Has anyone ever been contacted through email by PayPal? I have a feeling this is a scam but I got an email from Paypal saying that I need to update information. I was just going to forward the email to them or should I just delete it?
     
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    if you're going to update.. dont follow the link in the email.. go to paypal yourself
     
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    That is what I thought. I will just delete the email and be done with it.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i never follow any email links.. if i get something, i'll just go to the site and double check, they'll normally have something that says update.. i've had eBay ask me to update, not paypal
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Paypal does not send you update warnings.
     
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    yea...ive received the paypal scam emails before...but i dont even open them...they go straight to the trash
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    if you used thunderbird, it would have marked the message as SCAM

    :)

    getthunderbird.com
     
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    i had thunderbird and didnt like it..
     
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    I don't have that option as it is on a school computer and the IT staff controls the software. They refuse to use Mozilla because our interweb filter doesn't work on it and that would allow me to be even more "deviant" at school. Go figure we as teachers here have the same rights as the students. Hell I had to fight for the ability to ad fonts to my lab and I am the yearbook adviser. It would honestly take a week before the IT guys could get down here to do it. This is a sore spot with me.....
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    hack into the mainframe and add yourself as a domain admin :)
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    I currently like my job....thanks for the idea though. By the way I think that is a fairly serious crime now, more than a slap on the wrist.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    you probably couldn't pull it off anyway :)
     
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