Old 06-05-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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this morning I recived an email purportedly from pay pal stateing that there had been an enquiry from my bank about unuseuall activity on my pay pal account & saying that if I did not click on the enclosed link within 48 hrs my account would be suspended
TIS A SCAM !!! if you recive a simlar email do not click on the link
I have reported it to pay pal
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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A freind of mine recieved one of those phishing emails ages back and he very nearly fell for it. It was the line " due to your account being unused for some time, we will suspend all use of your PayPal account unless you re-enter all your details to let us know that your account is still being used!" (something like that anyway) he followed the link via the email and filled it all in until the penny dropped that he had used his Paypal account a number of times over the past few months.
He fired off a mail to Paypal who imformed him it was not an official mail from them but somone trying to phish for his details

When I get them now I fill them out with

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Account Number 999

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Email address balloffandbounce@cuntmail.com

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I got one of these a couple of weeks ago at work but I dont use pay pal so knew it was a scam. Bastards!!!
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i set up a pay pal once......before i used it ..i got a mail from 'paypal' , about the account, but to a different email that they shouldn't have know..i never opened it...and have never used it ...decided it was going to open more hassles than it was worth..
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aye there are loads of folk at it with paypal scams.. it happens with shocking regularity. same with banks and utility companies. i tell the morons to write letters as i am amazed they even try to talk stuff over the phone.
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all too often i'll get a call from the 'bank'...

'can you just confirm these details....'

i'm just like i don't give those details over the phone.....oh but its important....

so put it in writing then and i'lll see you in person at the bank ....
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We also get phone calls from the bank , they always want to speak to Mr Inky Its my ruddy account on which we put a BAR on phone calls they soon get told !!
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