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Paypal Scam

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by DUNKS, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. DUNKS

    DUNKS Big Poster

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    Beware folks. Just had an email supposed to be from Paypal saying I had authorised a payment of £42. 98 to Skype for three months subscription. It follows on to say if I have not authorised payment to immediately start a dispute by giving my Paypal password and my email address.
    Easy to fall for and obviously a scam.:mad::down:
     
  2. Grumpyoldman

    Grumpyoldman Very Active

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    been going round since last year SCUM BAGS :mad:
     
  3. Route M66

    Route M66 Donator

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    I don't reply to anything asking for money - even bailiffs.
     
  4. DUNKS

    DUNKS Big Poster

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    Welcome to the site. Hope your situation improves!
     
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    I got the same one in the just after boxing day, I double checked my account (not via the e-mail link of course) and realised it was a scam when I checked the e-mail address.
     
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    All too easy with Hyperlinks for the text to say one thing but the actual URL to point to somewhere else, either that or DNS redirects are the cheeky way of doing it - Ba***rds
     
  7. edtwozeronine

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    True, all you have to do is hover your mouse over the link and the real url shows as a tool tip. Often something very random looking like pwnej.no.org. Whatever it is, just delete innit!
     
  8. Tripleteer

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    I had the same thing last week an email saying that my Paypal account had been suspended, I forwarded it to
    paypals spoof dept. it's all out there. Atb Paul.
     
  9. CornishLogun

    CornishLogun AKA The Raven

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    always delete anything like that they have my phone number and address and can contact me that way
     
  10. maxtich

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    I had the very same e-mail, just before Xmas saying that my Paypal account had been suspended, I called paypal and they had not sent it,but asked for it to be forwarded to them and they will investigate.
    H.T.H
     
  11. Fubbytucker

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    Ive had 5 similar emails in the past few days.
     
  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I got that one too, do not have a paypal account either!

    :D
     
  13. Route M66

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    Thanks mate - only joking about the bailiffs. TV licence goons now that's another matter....
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
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    Any e mails/calls etc like that best go straight into your account direct to check rather than clicking the link.... this applies to all from banks/e bay etc
     

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