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molly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:34 AM
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Paypal theft - be very careful!!
Last year I had a hit on my Paypal account - they took 1,500.00 from my checking account. It took over a month to get my money back - this included signing affadavits at my bank and Paypal. I had received an email to please go verify my account - stupid me.

They are at it again. Over the past couple of days, I have received 2 different emails - this time they are asking that you both verify you Paypal account and your Yahoo account. I no longer have Paypal hooked up to my Yahoo email address, so I knew it was bogus.

Here is the email I received from Paypal...I hope I can save someone the grief I went thru....
.........................................

Thank you for contacting PayPal.

No, the below email is not from PayPal.

We appreciate you bringing this suspicious activity to our attention.
We have included instructions below on how to report any suspicious or unauthorized activity involving your PayPal account. If your email
program does not support embedded hyperlinks listed in this email, you must copy and paste the entire link into the address bar.

To report a suspicious email:

If you are able to access your PayPal account, click here:
https://www.paypal.com/wf/f=sa_email
If you cannot access your PayPal account, click here:
https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=sa_email

If you have the original suspicious email, please forward to
spoof@paypal.com .

To report a fraudulent website:

If you are able to access your PayPal account, click here:
https://www.paypal.com/wf/f=sa_fake
If you cannot access your PayPal account, click here:
https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=sa_fake

**PLEASE NOTE** If you have surrendered financial or password
information to the suspicious website or email, promptly report this to the issuing institution as well as change your passwords and secret answers on your PayPal account. If any unauthorized changes appear on your account, report this activity immediately!

To file a claim of unauthorized use of your PayPal account:

If you are able to access to your PayPal account, click here:
https://www.paypal.com/wf/f=sa_unauth
If you cannot access your PayPal account, click here to recover your password: https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=prob_pswd
If you still cannot access your PayPal account after following the
password recovery instructions, click here:
https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=sa_unauth

Other scenarios to report:

If you have sent a payment, but believe the seller to be fraudulent, or have not received product, click here to file a complaint against the seller:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_contact-subm...

If this is a PayPal transaction showing up on your credit card or bank statement that is NOT on your PayPal account, please call
1-888-221-1161 and request to be transferred to the stolen credit
card/stolen bank account department. Only reports of stolen credit
cards and stolen bank accounts will be handled by phone.

If your problem is not one of the above scenarios, then please contact us at https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=default

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 webform at https://www.paypal.com/wf/f=sa_pass

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us
again.

Sincerely,
Theresa
PayPal Customer Service
PayPal, an eBay Company

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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:45 AM
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1. Could it be a fraudulent PayPal?
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 07:46 AM by liberalnurse
Some one pretending to be PayPal to steal money?

OOPS....I see it was fraudulent...okay, I keep an eye out...

Thank you for the heads-up.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:46 AM
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2. I have recieved this email...
fortunately, i ignored it. Looked fishy to me. So I decided to see if there was
any change in my next bank statement and there was none, all mt paypal
accounts were fine.

Thanks for raising a flag about this scam. sorry you were a victim.
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ablbodyed Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:37 AM
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3. ME TOO
Had to change password,
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