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Warning Paypal Scam

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Tadpole, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Take care guys, I know these thing do the rounds from time to time, just had the email below.
    Easy to think it's all official but remember if it doesn't have your name at the top it's junk.

    I called paypal my account is fine so this has been forwarded to spoof@paypal.com

    Interesting that yesterday had a similar email from 'applecom at bits dot com' to say my apple iTunes account was at risk.
    I don't have an apple iTunes account :rolleyes:

    [TD]Dear PayPal member,

    PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.We recently reviewed your
    account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service.Until we can collect this information, your access
    to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the

    Why is my account access limited?

    Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

    We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal account
    features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an
    inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.

    click here to remove your limitations (I have removed the link for safety)

    If we do not receive the appropriate account verification within 24 hours, we will assume your account is fraudulent and will be suspended.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
    PayPal Security

    Copyright © 1999-2014 PayPal. All rights reserved.

    PayPal (Europe) S.a r.l. & Cie, S.C.A.
    Société en Commandite par Actions
    Registered Office: 5th Floor 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg
    RCS Luxembourg B 118 349[/TD]
  2. Evolve82

    Evolve82 Big Poster

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    Ash, Kent
    I had one similar saying someone had fraudulently after I had completed a transaction. Again, no name and poor punctuation and spelling. Thanks for posting. They must catch some people out or they wouldn't send the messages!!
  3. kermitboy1

    kermitboy1 Banned

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    Thanks for making me aware. KB1
  4. Jake_snake

    Jake_snake Engaging Member

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    Nowhere exciting
    Get these. Come into my normal box and not spam but binned it.
  5. Trampilot

    Trampilot Keyboard Hero

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    Nr Ross On Wye
    Always check the links the email wants to send you too. if any doubts search for the website the email is purporting to be from and log in from there. If kosher the same message will be in your account inbox.
  6. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    These email scams are very sophisticated these days and not made up by some kid sitting in an internet café in Nigeria anymore.

    Be really careful - especially with the eBay and PayPal scams as some are word and graphically perfect now!
  7. edtwozeronine

    edtwozeronine Donator

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    Newport City
    I had a very similar limited access email from what purported to be my bank.

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