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Thread: Pay Pal Spoof

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    I ws poking around in my junk mail folder looking for something I thought I might have placed there accidentally. I found a very official looking letter from PayPal informing me that my information needed to be updated before Oct. 16 or my account would be suspended.

    I immediately called PayPal and was told by the person to whom I talked that the letter was a fraudulent attempt to get information. She e-mailed me a list of things to check to determine whether an e-mail is really from PayPal. First thing is that it will always addres you by your full name. They will never ask you for the kind of information this phishing letter asked for.

    Be very cautious about answering anything unsolicited from PayPal. You can always get the toll free number from the legitimate site. froggyintexas

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    thanks i will be careful. blessings ogama

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    Good to know...thanks!

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    We got that email too -- our first clue that it was not a real one is that it used an email address that isn't listed with pay pal.

    Went sent it on to pay pal.

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    I got that email, too, but just deleted it. I'm always in and out of PayPal so I figured I'd just update it the next time I was there. Now I may not have to at all. Thanks!

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    ThANKS for the heads up!!

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    ThANKS for the heads up!!

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    I also received this email weeks ago it said my info was about to expire, that was my flag it was fraud.

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    I received that same thing...I forwarded it to PayPal and it was a scam to PHISH for your information...beware...Naomi

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    Got it also...

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