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PayPal scam

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Evolve82, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Evolve82

    Evolve82 Big Poster

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    Just sent a payment via PayPal and got an email about 1 min after my receipt conformation.

    Was a spoof (didn't have my name in it) saying my payment had been declined and need to login to update my details. There was a handy link there in the email too.

    I logged into my paypal account (not using that link obviously) to check my payment and was down as completed.

    Just a heads up from me as anyone not quite as 'in the know' may well have been caught out by this one.

    Forwarded it to the spoof dept but am sure nothing will happen as a result. :rolleyes:

    Careful paying guys and gals...
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  2. Whistler1

    Whistler1 Donator

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    Use paypal a lot,so i am sure this will be heading my way shortly....thanks for the warning :up:
     
  3. Tripleteer

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    I had this a week ago saying my Ppal account had been suspended and to log into my account using this link!!!! I too sent it to PayPals spoof dept. atb Paul.
     
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    This one is actually quite sinister. Most are generic account suspended scams but if your did follow a genuine transaction then this would suggest to me that the seller could be involved with the scam.
     
  5. Evolve82

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    Was a 'shop seller' on eBay. And yes, was literally 1-2mins after paying.

    It was the timing that made this most believable!
     

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