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paypal scam

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by CoreyR, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. CoreyR

    CoreyR Senior Member

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    i got an email saying i paid for a rolex bracelet with my paypal account. i almost fell for it but themi realized what was going on and called paypal and it told me my account balance and it was what it was supposed to be. apparently when it says dear paypal member its a fraud. they always address you by your full name.

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  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nothing new- watch out for any emails from places that handle your money. Most legit emails will only contain "log on to check your messages" or "log on to see new service/TOS update" and NOT have any links in it to log in pages or anything.
     
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    lol thank god i dont bother checking my email for those shits!
     
  4. CoreyR

    CoreyR Senior Member

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    i never had anything like this sent to me before, i knew there were scams but i didnt know if this was one of thenew ones.
     
  5. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    cough*phishing*cough

    I used to get tons of it through hotmail, but with Gmail I get 0 of it.
     
  6. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    if you ever get an email liek this from paypal, ebay, your bank, etc... and you think it even just MIGHT be real...

    MANUALLY got to http://thesite.com by typing it into a browser... DONT click the link.

    its that simple.
     
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