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07-16-2005, 17:09
Im leaning towards hell no after clicking the link, but I'll let you all decide...

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07-16-2005, 17:47

always follow instinct ;)

07-17-2005, 05:20
I haven't gotten on from PayPal in awhile, but I do get a lot from various big name banks, none of which I hold accounts at. This type of "spam" or "spoof" is called phishing!

07-17-2005, 10:35
I got one from LaSalle bank a few weeks ago. Some bank in Chicago I guess.

It was really well done. Even had links pointing to the real LaSalle bank website.

07-17-2005, 10:37
"Dear Sir"

If it was Paypal they would address you by name. A phone call to Paypal would let you know if its legit also, just in case your not sure.

Big red flags going off on the that letter though.


07-17-2005, 12:01
Check where the link actually goes (usually you can do this by hovering over the link before you click it) If it's some IP address or anything other than it's a scam for sure.

But even without that info I'd put a lot of money on that being a scam.

07-18-2005, 07:49
Pay pal NEVER EVER EVER sends e-mails like that.

07-18-2005, 08:30
Tonyman is right, Paypal, never ever ever sends email like that. As a general rule never click any banking links out of email. My bank sends me a monthly newletter. I don't even click links out of those emails from my bank. If you need to do something with your account then go to their website directly and log in from there.

But yes, the email you just got is phishing.

07-18-2005, 08:37
I posted a thread about phishing a while back. The subject was actually "Paypal spoofs" or something like that. Paypal doesn't seem to care if these sites are around. I have reported one several times. I still get three emails aday from this one site. I have reported it to Paypal and all they will do is send me an email back saying that it is, in fact, a bogus site. So I decided to start having fun. These sites will allow you to log in with any email address and password. Then you have to fill in your address, name etc.... When you get all done it dumps you back to Paypal's real site.

So I log in with some fake email address and use descriptive words about how I fee about these people when filling in addresses and names. Makes me feel better anyway.