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Forum topic by BobWemm posted 01-13-2014 11:59 AM 563 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BobWemm

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01-13-2014 11:59 AM

Hi People,
Please keep a good eye on your paypal accounts.

I had mine hacked into yesterday and they got a few dollars.

I had been receiving an odd phishing email which I forwarded immediately to Paypal.

At no time did I open any links in these emails but the “BUGGERS” still got in.

So please be careful.

Cheers,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.


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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 12:22 PM

Good warning Bob, I have had regular phishing emails that I also sent to PayPal. They haven’t managed to get into my account so far.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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KnickKnack

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 01:15 PM

I too, regularly receive phishing emails about PayPal – these things seem to be a very sad sign of our times.
I have forwarded at least 10 to PayPal, reported etc etc
PayPal have never responded.
I’ve given up reporting them.

These particular scams don’t worry me – I don’t have, nor, given PayPal’s lack of any response ever, will I ever get, a PayPal account.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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404 - Not Found

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 01:39 PM

I recently had the most convincing phishing email to date from paypal.corn – that’s . c o r n. take out the spaces and if your eyesight’s not what it used to be, looks just like com.

Worth remembering that paypal will never address you as Dear Paypal User, they always use your name.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 03:15 PM

I have an account that I very seldom use. Might be worth closing. I receive regular emails regarding specials and never look at them.

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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