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I would like to reserve this post to warn all Paypal users. I have been receiving this message for almost a month but when I discovered it is a suspected scam, I just delete it. Upon receiving this again yesterday, I think that it is time to share it to you. I am afraid some bloggers has already been fooled because the scam identity cannot easily be noticed.
Attached here is the screenshot of the message, and you can click it to enlarge. Here are some of the details of the message that you might get carried away if you do not read them carefully.
We are being reminded that our Paypal account might have been hijacked by a third party since they noticed multiple attempts have been done. They want us to verify our account. – I was surprised and thankful for their reminder. Well, almost!
We are being advised to log in to our Paypal account and provide required information on a certain link so that they can further provide us a safer and risk free environment – I was really touched by their immediate assistance. Nice try, sucker!
We are being warned that if we ignore their message, they will have no choice but to suspend our account temporarily. They are requesting that we give them 48 hours to investigate and recommend us not to change any information about our account. – What a very supportive customer service! I do not think so, weirdo!
Now here is the catch!
Did you read the email address when it came from? I did not realize that paypal can also be paypall with a double l and they are both the same? Do you think the wrong spelling is just an honest mistake? Think again, wrong spelling is considered wrong when we are talking about links and email address.
Anyway, to further increase my suspicion, I click the link they provided but it did not went there directly. My browser advised me to be careful in sharing any information because according to them it is a Suspected Web Forgery.
Moral lesson - Check first if the spelling of the email address is correct, before opening it. If you find something suspicious, do not open it and delete it immediately.
To verify your account now, visit Paypal here. You can slap my face if I gave you the false link, and you do not have to thank me if the link is correct. However, I think it is better if you share what you have learned.
By the way, I am a Paypal user and I do not have any problems with them. I think it is still the best outlet for our on line money account. So if you are not, you can check them out here.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 8:37 AM Posted by Angel
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