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  • PayPal e-mail SCAM

    This has been posted on other boards. I got this in my HOTMAIL. My PayPal account was setup using my WORK e-mail addy. The PayPal icons at the bottom DO go back to PayPal, so it APPEARS to be genuine.

    From :
    3vrgpspuzn-INFORMATION-UPDATE <[email protected]>

    To :
    Shooter1201 <[email protected]>

    Subject :
    Dear PayPal Customer

    Date :Sat, 14 Jun 2003 19:35:33 +0000

    Dear PayPal Customer

    This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes.

    The inactive customers are subject to restriction and removal in the next 3 months.

    Please confirm your email address and credit card information by logging in to your PayPal account using the form below:

    Email Address:
    Full Name:
    Credit Card #:
    ATM PIN (For Bank Verification) #:

    This notification expires September 31, 2003

    Thanks for using PayPal!

    This PayPal notification was sent to your mailbox. Your PayPal account is set up to receive the PayPal Periodical newsletter and product updates when you create your account. To modify your notification preferences and unsubscribe, go to and log in to your account. Changes to your preferences may take several days to be reflected in our mailings. Replies to this email will not be processed.

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  • #2
    Just to add;

    I cannot stress this enough:

    NEVER, EVER NEVER NEVER NEVER send credit card details via e-mail.

    And *no* company, not even your own bank, will ever ask you for your ATM pin code.

    That message from PayPal is definatly fake.


    • #3
      Well, linking an image back to a website is really simplicity in itself...

      How they make it look as though it's from the domain... Hope you've reported it to them! I've read more than one article about employees that have tried to abuse their power.
      Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.
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