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Dear PayPal ® valued member,

 

Due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the PayPal

community we have issued this message.

 

It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated.

If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your

records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.

Please update your records by July 15th.

 

Once you have updated your account records your PayPal will not be

interrupted and will continue as normal.

Please follow the link below

and update your account information.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_update

 

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Chiefin,

I am in the IT business and can tell you right now...DO NOT EVER, EVER RESPOND TO E-MAILS OF THIS NATURE.  Of all the scams I've seen there has only been ONE instance with VISA where it was valid and I know because I called.

 

If I were you I would go to paypal online and look up their contact number and call them...if they say "yes, it's legit" then I would get their operator ID and go do it.

 

Also beware because the link advertised does not ALWAYS bring you there and can be redirected.  The fact that it starts with a "https" is reassuring because it will be a "secure" site.

 

Hope this helps...

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Chiefin,

I am in the IT business and can tell you right now...DO NOT EVER, EVER RESPOND TO E-MAILS OF THIS NATURE.  Of all the scams I've seen there has only been ONE instance with VISA where it was valid and I know because I called.

 

If I were you I would go to paypal online and look up their contact number and call them...if they say "yes, it's legit" then I would get their operator ID and go do it.

 

Also beware because the link advertised does not ALWAYS bring you there and can be redirected.  The fact that it starts with a "https" is reassuring because it will be a "secure" site.

 

Hope this helps...

... what he said  :bthumb:

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I just got the same thing, I am under the understanding that paypal will never send an e-mail like this --- DELETE IT!!!!

 

Whats the worst thing that can happen by NOT replying to it, You have to set up a new account and lose nothing. Enough said!

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Hey I sent that.  IT is Legit!

 

If you don't want to go thru all the hassle of credit card ripoffs

and identity theft.

 

Just send cash to        Porkchop

                           1060 W. Addison

                           Chicago, Il. 60613  

                                                     :bhi:

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Hey I sent that.  IT is Legit!

 

If you don't want to go thru all the hassle of credit card ripoffs

and identity theft.

 

Just send cash to        Porkchop

                           1060 W. Addison

                           Chicago, Il. 60613  

                                                     :bhi:

:rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

 

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thanks for making it easy on the rest of the masses there porkrind!!!

:joker:

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Hey I sent that.  IT is Legit!

 

If you don't want to go thru all the hassle of credit card ripoffs

and identity theft.

 

Just send cash to        Porkchop

                           1060 W. Addison

                           Chicago, Il. 60613  

                                                     :bhi:

How much should I send .......... ???

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Funny thing is......................................

 

 

 

 

I have no  PayPal account.......I pay CASH face to face or money order if by mail

 

 

I dont trust Paypal

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Hey I sent that.  IT is Legit!

 

If you don't want to go thru all the hassle of credit card ripoffs

and identity theft.

 

Just send cash to        Porkchop

                           1060 W. Addison

                           Chicago, Il. 60613  

                                                     :bhi:

How much should I send .......... ???

Oh, whatever your conscience dictates...

 

LR and I will be distributing the profits among ourselves...

 

Oh yeah, we'll kick a little to the porkchop! :Cheers[1]:

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Funny thing is......................................

 

 

 

 

I have no  PayPal account.......I pay CASH face to face or money order if by mail

 

 

I dont trust Paypal

I've used them, there really is no reason you shouldn't trust 'em...but don't trust them emails.

 

It is either legit(EXTREMELY RARE) or more likely paypal got their email list hacked or sold into.

 

the problem is that some of these ficticious sites look SO real, you don't even question it.

 

Read this from Peoples Bank...

 

Protect Yourself from Email Scams

 

 

 

Breaking News - June 10, 2005

 

Archive of phishing email examples.

 

Who is 'Phishing' for Your Personal Information?

Recently, some consumers have been receiving emails that seem legitimate and request updated billing, email or personal information. These emails are designed to trick you into revealing your private information -- possibly a Social Security number, ATM PIN, bank account or credit card numbers. This practice has become known as "phishing".

 

To make these e-mails seem more realistic, the senders often duplicate the company logo and familiar formats or redirect to a fraudulent website. These emails are often masked under the name of a trusted source such as the FDIC, a trusted financial institution, an Internet Service Provider - or even People's Bank.

 

What Should You Do if You Think You've Been Phished

If you get an e-mail that warns you that an account of your's will be shut down unless you reconfirm your billing or email information, or that the bank is "missing" information about your account, do not reply or click on the link in the e-mail. Report any suspicious activity to the company where you maintain your account and to the Federal Trade Commission, immediately.

 

Recognizing Legitimate Requests from People's Bank

 

 

 

It is not our policy to use "Pop-Up" windows to collect information about your accounts.

It is our policy not to ask you to share personal information online outside of our secure Web site.

It is not our policy to ask for your PIN, Login User ID, Password, Social Security Number, or other confidential information through unsecured e-mail.

People's will not claim we are updating our files or accounts on you via email, nor threaten that your account is in jeopardy if you do not update your account information immediately.

 

Tip: Verifying a People's Bank Web Site

Here's a quick way of verifying the real address of a web site.

Cut and paste the following text into your Browser Address Bar. javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

A small pop-up will display the true web address of the page you're viewing.

 

Avoid Becoming a Victim

The Federal Trade Commission and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, also advise:

 

 

 

 

Review and verify credit card and bank statements as soon as you receive them.

Report suspicious activity through the Federal Trade Commission Web Site.

Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages.

Internet fraud complaints also can be filed with the FBI.

 

People's is committed to protecting your personal information.

Learn more about what you can do to safeguard your online information.

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that link is actually valid, tho i bet it was not the real link you received in the email--i bet there was a redirect in your mail..

i receive those all the time, as the owner of several domains, i get them to addy's that either don't exist or i don't have accounts with...

be like mike...sign in to your account the normal way with your own bookmarks...

you'll get similar msg's for ebay, paypal, and credit cards...

eric

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:I-Agree[1]:

Also, if you "copy and paste" this javascript into your web browser it will verify you are on that domains' valid site...

 

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

 

I used it on the PayPal link you gave us Chiefin and it does indeed look legit but I STILL would not deviate from my previous advice one bit.

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that link is actually valid, tho i bet it was not the real link you received in the email--i bet there was a redirect in your mail..

i receive those all the time, as the owner of several domains, i get them to addy's that either don't exist or i don't have accounts with...

be like mike...sign in to your account the normal way with your own bookmarks...

you'll get similar msg's for ebay, paypal, and credit cards...

eric

Speaking of PayPal and Homer.... did your PayPal account ever get your prize money deposited ... ???    :eyebrow:   :D  :laughlong:

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:I-Agree[1]:

Also, if you "copy and paste" this javascript into your web browser it will verify you are on that domains' valid site...

 

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

 

I used it on the PayPal link you gave us Chiefin and it does indeed look legit but I STILL would not deviate from my previous advice one bit.

I still dont see why they would want me to update my account when I never had one ,,, unless they see or have bought my address from someone on EBay,,, I NEVER have used paypal ,, I dont have a paypal acount,,,

 

If I buy something from you , it will be CASH if I can hand it to you or a Money Orderif I have to mail it.....sometimes a personal check if I know you well......

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:I-Agree[1]:

Also, if you "copy and paste" this javascript into your web browser it will verify you are on that domains' valid site...

 

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

 

I used it on the PayPal link you gave us Chiefin and it does indeed look legit but I STILL would not deviate from my previous advice one bit.

I still dont see why they would want me to update my account when I never had one ,,, unless they see or have bought my address from someone on EBay,,, I NEVER have used paypal ,, I dont have a paypal acount,,,

 

If I buy something from you , it will be CASH if I can hand it to you or a Money Orderif I have to mail it.....sometimes a personal check if I know you well......

SOMEHOW your email address got tied to PayPal is my guess.  If you've ever bought something off of ebay then there is probably your answer...same people.

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:I-Agree[1]:

Also, if you "copy and paste" this javascript into your web browser it will verify you are on that domains' valid site...

 

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

 

I used it on the PayPal link you gave us Chiefin and it does indeed look legit but I STILL would not deviate from my previous advice one bit.

I still dont see why they would want me to update my account when I never had one ,,, unless they see or have bought my address from someone on EBay,,, I NEVER have used paypal ,, I dont have a paypal acount,,,

 

If I buy something from you , it will be CASH if I can hand it to you or a Money Orderif I have to mail it.....sometimes a personal check if I know you well......

"Hackers" (or whatever you want to call these fuck heads) have programs that randomly generate e-mail addresses as well as viruses that steal addresses from people's address books.

 

I get e-mails from many places I have never had accounts.

 

Best thing to do is have several e-mail accounts and save one just for offical use, one for friends and such, one for other shit, the other shit one will get a hell of a lot more e-mail then the others.

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that link is actually valid, tho i bet it was not the real link you received in the email--i bet there was a redirect in your mail..

i receive those all the time, as the owner of several domains, i get them to addy's that either don't exist or i don't have accounts with...

be like mike...sign in to your account the normal way with your own bookmarks...

you'll get similar msg's for ebay, paypal, and credit cards...

eric

Speaking of PayPal and Homer.... did your PayPal account ever get your prize money deposited ... ???    :eyebrow:   :D  :laughlong:

huh?  what prize money?

eric

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I still dont see why they would want me to update my account when I never had one ,,, unless they see or have bought my address from someone on EBay,,, I NEVER have used paypal ,, I dont have a paypal acount,,,

Well your one of the smart ones.  Those E-mails are sent to the masses and probably 1 out every 10-20-30 people actually just hand out their credit card number because they received an E-mail advising them so.  It's called "Phishing" (fishing) as already pointed out and people will learn the hard way.

 

Rule of thumb:  Any legitmate business would not ask for your credit card number in this manner.   :no:

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:I-Agree[1]:

Also, if you "copy and paste" this javascript into your web browser it will verify you are on that domains' valid site...

 

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

 

I used it on the PayPal link you gave us Chiefin and it does indeed look legit but I STILL would not deviate from my previous advice one bit.

I still dont see why they would want me to update my account when I never had one ,,, unless they see or have bought my address from someone on EBay,,, I NEVER have used paypal ,, I dont have a paypal acount,,,

 

If I buy something from you , it will be CASH if I can hand it to you or a Money Orderif I have to mail it.....sometimes a personal check if I know you well......

SOMEHOW your email address got tied to PayPal is my guess.  If you've ever bought something off of ebay then there is probably your answer...same people.

Well,, same folks Eh ?... Thats how they got it then ,,, Guess they just figgerd I had a acount,,

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:I-Agree[1]:

Also, if you "copy and paste" this javascript into your web browser it will verify you are on that domains' valid site...

 

javascript:alert("The actual URL of this site has been verified as: " + location.protocol + "//" + location.hostname +"/");

 

 

I used it on the PayPal link you gave us Chiefin and it does indeed look legit but I STILL would not deviate from my previous advice one bit.

I still dont see why they would want me to update my account when I never had one ,,, unless they see or have bought my address from someone on EBay,,, I NEVER have used paypal ,, I dont have a paypal acount,,,

 

If I buy something from you , it will be CASH if I can hand it to you or a Money Orderif I have to mail it.....sometimes a personal check if I know you well......

SOMEHOW your email address got tied to PayPal is my guess.  If you've ever bought something off of ebay then there is probably your answer...same people.

Well,, same folks Eh ?... Thats how they got it then ,,, Guess they just figgerd I had a acount,,

THIS is copied directly from PayPal...

 

 

 

PayPal, an eBay company

 

Copyright © 1999-2004 PayPal. All rights reserved.

Information about FDIC pass-through insurance

 

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