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Is this request from PayPal real?

daisycutter

Turbo Monkey
Apr 8, 2006
1,519
43
New York City
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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the law

Monkey
Jun 25, 2002
267
0
where its at
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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the law

Monkey
Jun 25, 2002
267
0
where its at
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.