Has anyone using Paypal got this email

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  1. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Notification of Limited Account Access[/font]

    Dear
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes.
    The inactive customers are subject to restriction and removal in the next 3 days.
    You must click the link to complete the process.
    [/font]



    Please confirm account information by clicking here
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Did not get it, but sounds like a scam like so many other "please confirm your info" emails. If it really is Paypal (and you actually have an account) my approach would be - let it go, and re-register or re-activate when necessary.

    Andrew
  3. Why me

    Why me Member

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    its SPOOF MAIL REPORT IT TO E-BAY
  4. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

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    While I didn't get that particular one (at least not yet), I have gotten several similar ones. It is fake. Don't click on any link in this type of e-mail. You should always type in the URL directly in your browser.
    Doc
  5. Pete

    Pete Member

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    Definitely a scam. Hovering your mouses' pointer over the link shows that it will take you to a site called com-bin.us
    Paypal and/or eBay will ALWAYS address you using your full name, not an email address.
  6. emt49

    emt49 Member

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    yup its a scam report it to paypal asap and please tell us you didnt click on the link and put in your info
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    if you did put any info it to this link contact credit card co. or bank and have them cancel the card or account.
  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I get them all the time. I don't have paypal or ebay and I don't deal with US banks, so I know these are phishing. I also don't want a mortgage again, thankyouverymuch.
    We have a phone scam locally where someone pretends to be from the water works department.
  9. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Hey, Jas, I have never had a paypal account and I recieved one saying I had to upgrade my info. :D

    Some scam artists will try anything to get your info.
  10. absnut

    absnut Member

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    It is someone "phishing" for your personal info. Report it to ebay........ I did when I got one several months ago.

    Dick
  11. Jodam

    Jodam Member

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    I've had 8 of these over the last 6mths, & i don't have a paypal account,
    the lastest was from some other similar company, asking me to click here to collect a part payment of $1495AUD, did some checking with the latest Nortons professional, & found Trojan backdoor virus.
  12. Badyin Macfadyi

    Badyin Macfadyi Member

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    Haven't had this one yet, however got an invoice from eBay for fees for items supposedly sold, including 3 Ducati motorcycles. Contacted them and awaiting reply

    Just got a reply back. the invoice was from last year when someone hacked my password and used my ID to sell 3 motorcycles.
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I always get them myself, even from a bank saying I have to update my account. OK...Now if I only had an account with them.
  14. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

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    I got similiar mails and tried to find a place at e-bay to report them but couldn't find one. If they aren't any more interested in policing their customers, I prefer not to be one. I've explained this to a couple people I'd bought from and they have all agreed to accept other means of payment. Until I hear otherwise, I will no longer use PayPal.
  15. Pete

    Pete Member

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    Just 'forward' the email (not 'reply') to spoof@ ebay.com if it appears from eBay; or to spoof@ paypal.com if it appears from Paypal - don't forget to remove the space after the @ symbol.