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leed
08-15-2006, 06:09 AM
Your account will be suspended !


Dear Customer,

We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures to be sure that your account has not been accessed by any unauthorized access. Your account has been selected for this maintenance, and you will now have to be taken to a series of verification process to validate your identity, if you want to continue to use your account normally. If we don't receive any response from you we are allowed to suspend your account. A verification page will appear after you Log In into your account.

Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

That's the email I just got this morning. I logged in and to verify I have to use my credit card, which is re-****ingdonkulous. Because I don't have one. So I don't know what the **** is up with PayPal. Luckily, I just gave my last $1.77 as a donation to the good store CarolinaPBS.com (check it out!), so I have no money, but it's going to be a ***** and a half to have to set up my PayPal account again. And probably I won't even be able to use my bank account again :gulp:. Which reminds me, I have to cancel a transaction.

So any ideas why the **** PayPal is being retarded and thinks I have CreditCard registered with my PayPal Account?

splaturout
08-15-2006, 06:12 AM
ummm...this is known as phishing....please tell me you are kidding with this post. It is a way to steal info from people so a third party and empty your accounts of all monies.

vwjimmy
08-15-2006, 06:15 AM
no doubt a hustle....
all paypal pages start with https://www.paypal......
do not answer any questions and report it to paypal....

Nenkitsune
08-15-2006, 06:26 AM
good thing you don't have a credit card, they're trying to phish you.

DFSniper
08-15-2006, 06:36 AM
:stupid: yep, thats the first thing that came to mind. c'mon leed, asians are supposed to be smart! j/p!

DRAGON
08-15-2006, 06:52 AM
Scammed! -

Just give them some good info like:

Charles Manson
Corcoran State Prison
666 King Ave
Corcoran CA, 93212

Massa card #666-66-66666-6

durrell
08-15-2006, 06:55 AM
Scammed! -

Yeah always make sure the link starts out as http://www.paypal and doesn't just redirect to PayPal..

Nenkitsune
08-15-2006, 06:58 AM
:stupid: yep, thats the first thing that came to mind. c'mon leed, asians are supposed to be smart! j/p!
haha, my gf says that about me sometimes "comeon max, you're asian, all asians are smart" XP

bamf-hacker
08-15-2006, 07:20 AM
When you go to a site, like PayPal look at the padlock in the information bar.

double click it and verify the site you are on is still verified by a third party.

here is the info for PayPal

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6777/paypalan0.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=paypalan0.jpg)

claustrophobia9
08-15-2006, 09:42 AM
pretty arrows

Mech Warrior
08-15-2006, 10:15 AM
So any ideas why the **** PayPal is being retarded and thinks I have CreditCard registered with my PayPal Account?Read the security pages on the Paypal website. Paypal's official policy is that they will NEVER send you an email like that. They will NEVER include a link to log in to Paypal in any email to their clients.

You can forward any email like this to spoof@paypal.com. They will look into it immediately. They take it very seriously.

btw, you should cancel your account.

leed
08-15-2006, 12:54 PM
Well, when I logged on to Paypal.com I didn't get anything about it. IE: I didn't follow any links.

I was like, **** that, **** PayPal. So I just bypassed it, and apparently nothing happened yet?

Oh, and come to think of it, I just looked back to paypal email, and it came from a "<xfxf@meas.com>" so. Screw that. Sorry for this post, I didn't realize that these things happened.

Mech Warrior
08-15-2006, 12:57 PM
Now you know. I've received lots of those over the years. Forward them to spoof@paypal.com

splaturout
08-15-2006, 01:07 PM
You will get these e-mails about any accounts you have. Bank, Stocks, or Paypal...They just want your account numbers/e-mails/passwords and so on. You will even get some from account@paypal.com or something to that effect that will look official. Don't EVER give out your passwords, accounts, and so on to any e-mail you get. If you have a question about something you receive CALL the company on the phone. That is the easiest way if you think you actaully have to talk to someone.

leed
08-15-2006, 01:15 PM
Okay, much thanks guys! So I'm glad I came here first.

I </3 PayPal still.

But I <3 KUSA/SOC

phatphil
08-15-2006, 01:59 PM
The easiest way to spot an authentic paypal email is that they ALWAYS address you by name: Dear ___,. If it ever says "Dear Customer", "Dear Paypal User,", etc. it's not real.

durrell
08-15-2006, 08:26 PM
The easiest way to spot an authentic paypal email is that they ALWAYS address you by name: Dear ___,. If it ever says "Dear Customer", "Dear Paypal User,", etc. it's not real.


Good point. Never thought of it that way..

DRAGON
08-15-2006, 10:26 PM
Funny thing is, I don't even use PayPal lol. What a jackass :rolleyes:

DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS!

Dear PayPal Member,

Your payment for $379.50 USD to paul1975@aol.com has been
sent.


-----------------------------------
Payment Details
-----------------------------------

Amount: $379.50 USD

Transaction ID: 8FB447856X071163W


If you did not authorize this payment please login online at:

https://www.paypal.com/us/vst/id=8FB447856X071163W


----------------------------------------------------------------
This payment was sent using your bank account.

By using your bank account to send money, you just:

- Paid easily and securely
- Sent money faster than writing and mailing paper checks
- Paid instantly -- your purchase won't show up on bills at the end of
the month.

Thanks for using your bank account!


----------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team


Your monthly account statement is available anytime; just log in to
your account at https://www.paypal.com/us/HISTORY. To correct any errors,
please contact us through our Help Center at
https://www.paypal.com/us/HELP.


Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and
you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal
account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any
PayPal page.

PayPal Email ID PP117


Sent it to that spoof address they're quick meing...............

Thank you for contacting PayPal about a fraudulent (spoof) email or Web
site. We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention.

We can confirm that the email you received was not sent by PayPal. Any
website which may be linked to this email is not authorized or used by
PayPal.

Our fraud prevention team is working to disable any website linked to
this email. In the meantime, please do not enter any information into
this website. If you have already done so, you should immediately log
into your PayPal account and change your password, as well as your
security questions and answers. We also recommend that you contact your
bank and credit card company immediately.

Please follow the instructions below to report an unauthorized
transaction associated with your PayPal account:

If you are able to log into your PayPal account:

1. Log in to your account at https://www.paypal.com
2. Select the "Resolution Center" subtab.
3. Click "Open a dispute."
4. Select "Unauthorized transaction," then click "Continue."
5. Enter or select the transaction ID for the transaction you would like
to dispute, then click "Continue."
6. Complete the report for Unauthorized Use on a PayPal Account, then
click "Continue."
7. Confirm that the claim is correct, then click "Submit."

If you cannot log in to your account, follow the instructions below to
report an unauthorized transaction associated with your PayPal account:

1. Go to https://www.paypal.com/
2. Click on the "Security Center" link located at the bottom of any
page.
3. Under the "Report a Problem" column, click on "Unauthorized
Transaction."
4. Click "Continue" under "Unable to log in?"
5. Confirm that the transaction in question is unauthorized then click
"Continue."
6. Complete the report for Unauthorized Use on a PayPal Account, then
click "Preview."
7. Confirm that the claim is correct, then click "Submit."
8. Confirm your account ownership by entering the financial information
requested, then click "Continue."

Lastly, we recommend taking a few steps to protect yourself from
identity theft:

1. Download the SafetyBar, a toolbar for Outlook and Outlook Express,
which identifies known spoof emails.
2. Get eBay Toolbar with Account Guard which warns you when you're on a
potentially fraudulent (spoof) Web site.
3. Sign up for Equifax Credit Alerts for PayPal Users, a program that
provides an early warning detection system in the event of identity
theft. Find out more by visiting the PayPal Identity Protection Center
at www.paypal.com/idprotection.
4. Frequently monitor your PayPal account for suspicious activity.

For additional tips please visit the PayPal Security Center at
https://www.paypal.com/security.

Thank you again for sending us your report. We appreciate your efforts
to keep PayPal safe.

Sincerely,

PayPal
PayPal Account Review Department
__________________________________________________ ____________

Important: PayPal and its representatives will NEVER ask you to reveal
your password. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If anyone
claiming to work for PayPal asks for your password under any
circumstances, by email or by phone, please refuse and immediately
contact us via our secure webform online.


************************************************** **********************
This
email is sent to you by the contracting entity to your User Agreement,
either PayPal Inc or PayPal (Europe) Limited. PayPal (Europe) Limited is
authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK
as an electronic money institution.

************************************************** *********************

Recon by Fire
08-15-2006, 11:20 PM
The most important thing about phishing emails like this one is that you never click on the hyperlinks provided in the email! Only open your account from a fresh window that you opened. You don't have to give/tell them anything, just click their link and the damage is done.

*EM1-Master*
08-16-2006, 05:40 AM
My sister got phished about a year ago.... Shook my head and beat her to a pulp with a fish....

stylinbeaver
08-16-2006, 05:55 AM
I've had the same thing happen to a Ebay account. Had a ebay account for years and out of no where get this email saying you have to send them a credit card number. But when I set up the account I didn't have to give them one so we just deleted the email and ebay still worked.:D

ooglieboogliebob
08-16-2006, 12:41 PM
The most important thing about phishing emails like this one is that you never click on the hyperlinks provided in the email! Only open your account from a fresh window that you opened. You don't have to give/tell them anything, just click their link and the damage is done.

Very true. Reason behind this is because of some software they use that reads your cookies. If you've logged into anywhere, they'll know of it.

Jimmyd24
08-18-2006, 08:31 PM
whenever i get an email from paypal, i will exit the email, go straight to the acutall webpage, without clicking anything on the email, sign into my acount, if the acount has no messages or no bulletins then the emial was a spoof, either way, always acces it through the webpage, never through emial