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Old 03-31-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Pay pal scam

Just received email from pay pal supposedly about questionable transaction. They requested my acct number, password, SS number, credit card number and backside code. They got none of that. I told them to email a copy of the transaction in question. Gotta be a scam. Peace,Jim
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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Email I sent to them came back undeliverable. Peace,jim
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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Be careful out there - scams are rampant and sometimes hard to detect. I got one recently from the IRS.. "click here to collect your unclaimed funds" yeah - right.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:18 PM   #4
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No reputable vendor or bank will ever ask for that information in an email (especially not a SSN.)

You were wise to ignore it.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:21 PM   #5
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Hopefully only coincidently I yesterday renewed my airforums acct. didn't use PayPal but had to click on PayPal in order to use credit card. My wife tells me we had similar emails from two credit card companys neither of which we have cards with. Peace,jim
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:27 PM   #6
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Update, wife got on PayPal website and there was a message about false emails and an address to send a copy to. Spoof.com. Hope she did okay. Peace,jim
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Nothing to do with airforums if I gave that impression. Peace,Jim.
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Just the other day I got a fake PayPal email, and because they had copied a real PayPal email form, it included a box at the bottom which said something like: We will always address you by name at the top of the email. I scrolled to the top and sure enough, it said 'Dear Customer'. The scammer's own email pointed out it was fake!
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:21 AM   #9
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Received a thank you from PayPal. Peace,jim
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:30 AM   #10
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Well, you may have given them one piece of information - that the email account they sent to is live (their undelivered email may be a simple script to return a false return message - I routinely send undeliverable emails to spam lists; works great to shed me from them) and someone reads through messages. All they need now is to formulate executable attachments or off-site HTML you may be tricked into viewing in the future for the malware payload to arrive. fun fun!

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PayPal recommends forwarding any suspicious PayPal email to them at spoof@paypal.com. They also recommend immediately deleting the email from your device.

I always take the time to report these scam emails.

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Also you got to watch for link that take you to fake sights. Even if they don't ask for your information, the link takes you to a fake sight and then it gets your log in info there. Best to type in paypal.com in the browser address window although some browsers like Firefox don't like it when you do that. Also web searches can also take you to a spoofed sight.

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I have received these requests from IRS, FED EX, Pay Pal, many banks, UPS, even grocery stores. DELETE
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I routinely fill out their fake forms with equally fake information. My theory is that they'll have to spend more time figuring out what's real and what's not, thereby diluting the value of their scam.
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