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Susann
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:29 pm Reply with quote

Today I` ve got this mail and I m really not 100% sure about the authenticity. Looks like PayPal mail. Is it a pishing mail or not ?? I´changed my e-mail at PayPal, but I´m afraid to click this link.It´s a conflict, you have only 3 days to click the link ! But I quess it`s just a trick. Confused



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Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member:

Attention! Your PayPal account has been violated!

Someone with ip address 149.225.126.87 tried to access your personal account!

Please click the link below and enter your account information to confirm that you are not currently away. You have 3 days to confirm account information or your account will be locked.

Click here to activate your account

You can also confirm your email address by logging into your PayPal account at Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! Click on the "Confirm email" link in the Activate Account box and then enter this confirmation number:
112255897822

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team

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Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.

 
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CurtisH
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:39 pm Reply with quote

Sounds bogus. Paypal uses https (secure) as opposed to http on user account pages. I recommend notifying paypal. If it is indeed valid they will let you know. I wouldn't click the link in that email until you hear back from paypal

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Raven
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:47 pm Reply with quote

It's 100% bogus. I get 5 or 6 of these a week. Simply mouse over the link and you will see the real link.


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CurtisH
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:49 pm Reply with quote

Raven to the rescue! *LOL*
 
Susann
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:58 pm Reply with quote

Thats from the mail header:

Received: from [64.124.16.4] (helo=web.xhosters.com)
Received: from nobody by web.xhosters.com with local (Exim 4.50 (FreeBSD))
Subject: Problems regarding your PayPal account.
From: PayPal Inc. <security@paypal.com>


And at 64.124.16.4 you ll find "is no website configured at this address".


Next time I check all mail headers. Wink


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sharlein
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:06 pm Reply with quote

By all means notify PayPal. They will prosecute.

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Susann
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:38 pm Reply with quote

Thanks,

now I know what I have to do with this s... mail.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:01 am Reply with quote

Forward it to Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! I receive the same email to or three times a week!
Note: PayPal will always address you by your first and last name associated with your account. Fraudulent emails often include the salutation Dear PayPal User or Dear PayPal Member

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Susann
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:56 am Reply with quote

Thanks Nukeum

Very helpfully tip. I ´ve got the response with some informations around security from Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! in 2 minutes !

We can confirm that the email you received was not sent to you by PayPal.
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