PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

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Frank J
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PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

Post by Frank J » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:26 am

There’s an email purporting to be from PayPal, claiming that your account has been limited due a problem. This is a phishing scam that tries to fool members in providing personal information in order to lift the limit of their PayPal account.

http://www.techjaws.com/paypal-phishing-scam-your-account-has-been-limited/

Hope everyone is doing well and starting off the New Year on the right foot :)

A440
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RE: PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

Post by A440 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:45 am

These are still very common I guess. I occasionally get these and report them. As it is, I only trust direct and secure communications to entities like paypal.

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RE: PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

Post by Guest » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:01 am

@ Frank J on =

Hi and happy New Years
Glad to see you again , I gotta visit TJ
Best regards Frank

hotdoge3
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RE: PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

Post by hotdoge3 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:56 am

PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited very old got it 2 years a go and I don't have PayPal you not get that from PayPal all so keep get from banks and ISP to update say go gmail.com and my ISP not use gmail.com and my bank not go my eMail so it Delete all the time.

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RE: PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

Post by evilfantasy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:20 am

Important things to remember about PayPal emails.

The real ones will ALWAYS address you by your first and last name that they have on file (Hello John Doe). Most of the spoof emails do not know your name, only your email address.

Also if you want to double check look at the senders email address. paypal(at)e.paypal.com / member(at)paypal.com / service(at)paypal.com are the main emails they will be using.

If there are any links within the email they will ALWAYS be secure links (https). https://email-edg.paypal.com
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If you think you have experienced PayPal fraud or received a PayPal scam via email (e.g. a fake email pretending to be from PayPal), forward the entire email to spoof@paypal.com, and delete it from your email account. If you came across a fake PayPal website, [url=https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_contact_us t=_self]contact our Customer Service team[/url].
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