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I received an email from "PayPal" today- looked legit. Said it was from the billing dept. I connected to the link and they asked for verification of personal info, including credit card #'s. Then I noticed there was no secure site little padlock and the web address wasn't paypal. THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT REPLY!!




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Typical phishing attempt. I get these from banks I didn't even know existed, ebay, paypall, etc. Never give any info online after opening an email like this. These guys look legit, but they will hit you hard.
 

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I got the same thing supposedly from Ebay last week. For starters my email address was close but not correct, not sure how I still got it. It looked legit, but once you clicked on the link they wanted account numbers, passwords etc. I knew immediately that it was a scam. Unfortunately, many people fall for this crap and end up with a world of heartache. I forwarded the message to the support section. Hopefully it will help them curb some of this garbage. :smash: :bricks:
 

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Thanks for these heads up... People like these make me worried I everytime I go to buy something online...
 

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Never click a link in an email, if you get a paypal email, go straight to the paypal website and see if there are any messages in your inbox, if not than the email wasnt legit, i get them all the time on my email address that isnt even registered with those companies
 

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Never click a link in an email, if you get a paypal email, go straight to the paypal website and see if there are any messages in your inbox, if not than the email wasnt legit, i get them all the time on my email address that isnt even registered with those companies
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Same goes for Ebay. If you don't have the same message in your "in-box", then it wasn't from them.
 

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welcome to the internet from year 2002. Still amazes me that people think this is news. Ive gotten hundreds over the years. Every bank sign up agreement says they never email for questions.. there are whole sites dedicated to teaching this..
http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing/
http://www.netriplex.com/phishfraud/phishing_test.aspx

clicking any email is equal to leaving a couple hundred dollars on the dashboard of your car with the windows rolled down. You should know better by now.

html email is garbage, use txt only
 

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welcome to the internet from year 2002. Still amazes me that people think this is news. Ive gotten hundreds over the years. Every bank sign up agreement says they never email for questions.. there are whole sites dedicated to teaching this..
http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing/
http://www.netriplex.com/phishfraud/phishing_test.aspx

clicking any email is equal to leaving a couple hundred dollars on the dashboard of your car with the windows rolled down. You should know better by now.

html email is garbage, use txt only
Thanks for the insight.......

I guess since it has already occurred at least once, then we should never bring this up again because EVERYONE should know better by now. And if you're just now getting your first pc........tough luck. You should have bought one before now. :passout:
 
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