PayPal Scam!!!!!

@Rozie37 (15505)
Turkmenistan
July 13, 2008 8:38pm CST
I just recieved a Paypal email scam. When I went to the actual site I found a e-mail address to use to send these phoney emails to. It is spoof@paypal.com. I went ahead and forwarded the e-mail that I got today. I will paste the email here, so everyone can see what I am talking able. This kind of thing makes me very angry and I refuse to be their victim. Notice the mispelled words. Dear Member, Your account has expired. You must renew it immediately or your account will be closed. If you intend to use this service in the future, you must take action at once! To continue click here, login to your PayPal account and follow the steps. Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a respons. For assistence, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page. PayPal Email ID PP0211
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Thanks for the warning so far I haven't had received anything like that for my account. Well I really think that dealing transaction online is quite risky these days as there are many like that lurking and you should be careful reading the emails like that and should not easily believe that when you receive it.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
14 Jul 08
I learned my lesson about those things real quick. I just reported it to Paypal and they responded to me right away and let me know that it was indeed phishing and they are working to disable it as I type this.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Good that Paypal has responded on you on this matter. I guess they are really concerned about this happening on the net.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
14 Jul 08
I am sure that it is causing a real big problem. Especially, since most people feel that Paypal is a sight that they can trust.
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
so glad i came across your discussion. i'm new in paypal and i just got my first payout from triond.com thru paypal. it's such a small amount, less than a dollar, but it got me so excited to see that triond really pays. by the way i have a question to ask. what should i do with that money in my paypal account. is it okay if i withdraw all of them leaving my paypal account empty? if i leave it there do they charge any storage fees like e-gold does? or do they require some kind of a maintaining balance like banks do? pardon me for the many questions. i was planning to start a discussion about this but since paypal is the topic here i thought of making my queries here. thanks in advance to anyone who will take the time to answer them.
• United States
16 Jul 08
I've been using PayPal for years for EBay and such...I don't believe they charge a fee for keeping money in the online account. I used to keep money in there for whenever I wanted to buy a little something for myself online...like a secret money account. However, if you feel more comfortable, you can transfer the money back to your own bank account. From what I've found, PayPal won't charge you for emptying your account, either. I have been doing that every couple weeks, since I buy more stuff with my actual credit card than online, I'd rather have the money available for that, rather than only for online spending. Some posts I've read on here say something about PayPal charging a fee for sending less than $100 to your bank account. I've never found this to be true unless you are sending the money to a bank account that is not in the US.
@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
14 Jul 08
Now there are too much cheaters on the Internet and we really should be more vigilant and not to be too greedy,because the cheaters always cheat the people who want make a lot of money without work.