Pay Pal Spoof

Lubbock, Texas
May 18, 2008 10:45am CST
Today I received what looked like an official e mail from paypal saying that my account had been locked from too many errors in an attempt to log in. It advised me to click on the link in order to unlock my account. Fortunately I'd taken the paypay phishing scam test, and Windows Live had shoved this e mail into my junk box. When I opened it there was a notice from Windows Live that it looked like a phishing scam. I went to my paypal account and logged in. . .no problem. Then I went to find the email address to send the e mail to. If you get an e mail from paypal with a clickable link in it, do NOT click on that link. Always open paypal from the internet. Many people are able to set up an e mail that looks official, but isn't. They're there to take your identity! If you get one of these e mails, forward it to spoof@paypal.com then delete it. Repeat NEVER click on a link from a paypal e mail. It just may not be from paypal at all.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
18 May 08
Thanks for that information because i am one of the ones that probably follow instructions and get ripped off.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
I have received a similar letter twice. It's good I have read carefully the guidelines . What you can notice is that the letter does not address you by your name. If your complete name is not there, then run as fast as you can, it's a phishing scam. thanks for the info.