Please be careful, PAY-PAL scam, again, this is different
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    Default Please be careful, PAY-PAL scam, again, this is different

    Now, just a big heads up. We DO NOT USE/EXCEPT PAY-PAL, keep that in mind. DH just got an e-mail, from [email protected] itwas.BS(Edward Harell in Spring Town, Texas, hopefully not a ligite name), stating he just paid for something in the amount of $48.00. A link in the e-mail said, it this is not you, click to get a full refund. DH put in a bogus pay-pal info. Took him straight in, appearing to be pay-pal but asking for info including account number and credit card to receive refund. IT IS NOT EVEN A SECURE WEB, came up as http., secure ones come up as https.
    If you get this type of email, please, please, don't fall into the trap of this scam!!!! I will put the email in but DH has to email to my computer(should not take long as it is only being used 2 feet from him ). Keep your eyes open as there are SO many scammers out there and if you are not careful with details, you might loose $$$
    SOme of the links on the website you "think" is pay-pal to get your refund, appear secure however; you are giving your info to the this person

    DO NOT USE YOUR LOG IN INFO, use BOGUS IF NEEDING TO VERIFY

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    http://ool-4572022a.dyn.optonline.ne...22b381ebbdcb08

    This was the link in the email, asking for name, bank info. pin number, etc.

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    We get them all of the time and have been for a few years. The best thing to do is forward the emails to [email protected]. In a day or so Paypal will send you back an email confirming that it was not sent by them and it is someone phishing.

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    This user ID DOES NOT excist, either, checked!

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    I used to get a lot of spoof from scams for paypal.
    But I bought a paypal security keychain, so when I log on I have to enter a series of numbers, different each time.

    It was 5 dollars, well worth the money, and tax write off, since I pay my gardener for the rental via paypal!

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    Thanks for the information.

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    I got one of these myself last week. I know enough about spoof emails but it does look very legitimate (mine said I bought an Ipod). Rule of thumb, never respond to any email. If you are curious, open up a new window and log into your account. If there is anything pressing it will come up. I had my Ebay account exposed one time and this is how I confirmed it.

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    Another thing to remember is legitimate paypal emails will never ask you to follow a link to go to your account or give information for exactly this reason. If it says paypal and has a link to a place for you to give information it is always, always a scam.

    Christine

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    Yep it was here also. I really think that they will never give up.
    there is always someone somewhere who will click or fill out that stuff and it keeps the ones sending the scam email pushing forward hoping for the next idiot.

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