Paypal Scam

Discussion in 'General News' started by veronicatnorris, May 28, 2018.

  1. veronicatnorris

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    Hi I thought I'd post here so a Mod might post this up as a caution to other Monkeys - because I know a ton of us use Paypal to buy and sell bike parts and such.

    I got an email on Sunday that went like this:

    Dear ***************,


    We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may
    have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security
    of your account and of the PayPal network is our primary concern.
    Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to
    sensitive PayPal account features.

    For more information about how to protect your account, please visit
    PayPal's Security Center, accessible via the "Security Center" link located
    at the bottom of each page of the PayPal website.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your
    assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal
    system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,
    The PayPal Team


    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be
    answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the
    "Help" link in the header of any page.


    PayPal Email ID PP198
    PayPal Email ID PP316



    Well I questioned it at first, so I tried to access PayPal via the web and was unable to get into my account. So my next step was to respond to this email - it took me to a site that looked exactly like Paypal and asked me to re-enter my sign up information and account info. I did so and then I was sent over to my paypal account and I figured, yeah it was legit.

    Turns out it wasn't - found out the hard way last night when some focker used my account to spend over $700 of my fuggin money fraudulently!
    :mad:

    So my night last night and my morning today have been spent alerting my Bank and PayPal (who confirmed the email as fraudulent and not from them).

    So for the time being I'm out over $700 until this gets settled.

    I hope they catch the fockers and I somehow get a chance to testify to prosecute their asses.

    Just wanted to through this out there as an alert.

    Sorry for the length.
     
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  2. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    I usually copy/paste the link to see what the url looks like before Id click it.
    If it isnt the same as the paypal domain/website then id send an email to paypal directly so they could look into it.
     
  3. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    cool story, sis!
     
  4. SloanJason

    SloanJason Chimp

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    I am always worried when I am buying online, so I am a little relieved to see that it was just an email scam.

    Very glad there isn't an online seller stealing info.
     
  5. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    You can say "fuck".
     
  6. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Effing bots. :disgust1:
     
  7. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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  8. maddog17

    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    that shit is still happening??
     
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