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Is this request from PayPal real?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by daisycutter, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. daisycutter

    daisycutter Turbo Monkey

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    Got this from PAyPal


    Dear Client,


    This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 48 hours.
    Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it.

    The account will continue to be frozen until it is approved And Validate Your Account Information.
    Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again.

    This will help protect you in the future. The process does not take more than 3 minutes.

    To proceed to confirm your account information please click on the link below and follow the instructions that will be required.




    Click Here To Verfiy Your Account info





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  2. johnbryanpeters

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    Nao, iz scam.
     
  3. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    ive gotten it before and never responded. i was still able to use it weeks later despite not doing what they requested.
     
  4. the law

    the law Monkey

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    No matter what, NEVER EVER click on a link in these emails, even if it looks like it goes to the real paypal site. if in doubt, log into paypal in a different browser window (AGAIN, NOT BY LICKING THE LINK) and verify what is going on. By clicking the link, they can potentially see your log-in information even if they direct you to the paypal site. Be warned.

    Edit: These scams can look completely legit these days. Scammers ahve brushed up on their English and web skills and the emails can look completely legit.
     
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  5. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Just look at the link address. If it doesn't go to paypal.com it's fake.
     
  6. the law

    the law Monkey

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    In some cases it can look like it goes to paypal, but the hackers can still get your info. Don't click on the link. Somehow they can do a weird redirection/insertion thing. Don't remember the details, just don't click on it.
     
  7. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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  8. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the ones ive gotten have been from paypal.com too..or so it says it is
     
  9. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    You can avoid all the hassle by giving me your credits.
     
  10. canadmos

    canadmos Mater Slayer

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  11. WestCoastHucker

    WestCoastHucker Turbo Monkey

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    hmmmm...
     
  12. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    100% of legit inquiries will show up if you visit PayPal.com and log in.
     
  13. Trailslug46

    Trailslug46 Monkey

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    Paypal will never address you as dear client. You can forward the email to paypal and they will confirm that it is a scam.
     
  14. johnbryanpeters

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    Or you can follow the link in the email and enjoy the vacuum cleaning...