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post #1 of 14
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Hi folks.

I received this notice recently:

Notice of Account Review Necessity

Read this notice thoroughly and follow the instructions.


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Why did I get the notice?

You have been sent this notice because the records of PayPal database indicate you are a current or former PayPal account holder. PayPal is conducting a periodic update of the database record. To ensure your account's security, it is important that you provide us accurate information. Please take a moment to verify the information we have on file. This notice provides instructions on how to confirm your PayPal account.

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What should I do now?
We sincerely ask you, as a PayPal account holder, to login to your account and give us the necessary information. Complete the necessary verification tasks within 5 days, or your account might get temporarily suspended. Proceed with the link below.



I just wanna see if you received the same message. Is this an authentic one from Paypal and should I respond to it? Thanks in advance for your advice.



tricket
post #2 of 14
Certainly a scam....
post #3 of 14
Most likely not real. Bring your cursor to whatever hyperlink they give you in the email. Don't click on it. Look at the bottom left corner of your computer and see what web address the link is taking you to. Most likely, it will be some weird web address that has nothing to do with paypal and they are just trying to mine you for your paypal info.
post #4 of 14
Sounds like a phishing e-mail to me, i.e. a scam. If you are ever in doubt about e-mail communication, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. Call the main customer service number, or go through the company's reporting system.
post #5 of 14
I've even received "PayPal" emails that have even claimed that if I don't respond by a certain date, my account will be suspended. Hasn't come to pass yet, strangely.
post #6 of 14
totally a phishing scam. "or your account might get temporarily suspended. Proceed with the link below." does that sound like corporate correspondence? Aside from the fact that Paypal, nor any other financial companies, sends emails asking for all your personal information.
post #7 of 14
it is a phishing scam. DON"T RESPOND. Forward the email to paypal. they are looking for idiots to cough up info so they can access your account.
post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by tricket
Hi folks.

I received this notice recently:

Notice of Account Review Necessity

Read this notice thoroughly and follow the instructions.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Why did I get the notice?


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I just wanna see if you received the same message. Is this an authentic one from Paypal and should I respond to it? Thanks in advance for your advice.



tricket

As noted in so many words above, this is not a notice from PayPal.

The sender ( a fisher / "phisher" ) simply broadcasts the same message to names on their list. They don't know you or whether you have an account with PayPal.

Do not respond to the message or activate any links in the message.

Simply forward the notice to: spoof@payapl.com .

PayPal will authenticate any forwarded messages.

PayPal will respond within 24 hours regarding the authenticity of any such message.

The same holds true for any message purporting to be from eBay or any other financial or fiduciary insitution.
____________________________________
post #9 of 14
Scam. I get at least 10 of these a day, and 20 more targeted at ebay users. All different variations, some poorly done and some pretty well thought out/set up. But all scams.
post #10 of 14
Just forward the e-mail, your PayPal e-mail address, and your PayPal password to:
AlexKabbaz@CustomShirt1dotcom
and I'll check it out for you.
post #11 of 14
Alex, your are a scholar and a gentleman. Kudos, sir, and kudos again!
post #12 of 14
Log into your paypal account from paypal login screen.
if anything, it should say when you log in.
if nothing wrong, then just log off.


Quote:
Originally Posted by tricket
Hi folks.

I received this notice recently:

Notice of Account Review Necessity

Read this notice thoroughly and follow the instructions.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Why did I get the notice?

You have been sent this notice because the records of PayPal database indicate you are a current or former PayPal account holder. PayPal is conducting a periodic update of the database record. To ensure your account's security, it is important that you provide us accurate information. Please take a moment to verify the information we have on file. This notice provides instructions on how to confirm your PayPal account.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What should I do now?
We sincerely ask you, as a PayPal account holder, to login to your account and give us the necessary information. Complete the necessary verification tasks within 5 days, or your account might get temporarily suspended. Proceed with the link below.



I just wanna see if you received the same message. Is this an authentic one from Paypal and should I respond to it? Thanks in advance for your advice.



tricket
post #13 of 14
A legitimate mesage from either eBay or PayPal will include your user name. The scammers only have your email adress - and no knowledge about whether you actually have a PayPal account or not.

I do try to forward these scam emails to the Spoof@paypal.com. they can track down the linked web sites and possibly use the info to prosecute the SOBs.
post #14 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by tricket
Hi folks.

I received this notice recently:

Notice of Account Review Necessity

Read this notice thoroughly and follow the instructions.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Why did I get the notice?

You have been sent this notice because the records of PayPal database indicate you are a current or former PayPal account holder. PayPal is conducting a periodic update of the database record. To ensure your account's security, it is important that you provide us accurate information. Please take a moment to verify the information we have on file. This notice provides instructions on how to confirm your PayPal account.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What should I do now?
We sincerely ask you, as a PayPal account holder, to login to your account and give us the necessary information. Complete the necessary verification tasks within 5 days, or your account might get temporarily suspended. Proceed with the link below.



I just wanna see if you received the same message. Is this an authentic one from Paypal and should I respond to it? Thanks in advance for your advice.



tricket

forward the email to spoof@paypal.com or spoof@paypal.co.uk and they will tell you if it is legitimate.

JOhn
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