your account has been locked?!? paypal and citi

Philippines
September 4, 2009 9:03pm CST
The other day I received an email from Paypal saying that my account has been locked and that I have to click on a certain link then follow the instructions. It also mentioned about a case number. I wondered why the email was categorized by yahoo mail as spam but that sent a slight warning to me. I immediately logged in my paypal account only to discover that there is nothing wrong with it at all. I tried to check on the cases about my account and it revealed that I do not have any cases open. I clicked on the link in the email and thank God for Mcafee, it blocked the site and reported that the site is a link used to fraud people. So I thought that was close, if I wasn't too careful they would have gotten my personal information already. Then, today, I got another email, this time from Citi,it says that my account has been locked and that I had to click the link to have it restored and I was thinking, will these people never stop??! But this time it's more obvious, I mean, why would Citi use random letters like oubkyfs@citi-us.com right? plus my Citi account is not from US. I just hate these fraud emails. We really have to be careful of the links that we click. What can you say about these emails?
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
5 Sep 09
I am happy for you that mcafee has stopped you from handing out your account information. Because that's where they are after. They want to rip you from your money. I believe those people are really the lowest of the low...
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• Philippines
6 Sep 09
yes, I wonder why they won't use their techie skills on earning honestly online instead of stealing from other people who worked hard to earn online. thanks for responding to my discussion
@hora_fugit (5426)
• India
5 Sep 09
Till now I haven't got such emails or maybe I'm too ignorant of my spams. There are lot of such mails doing around. Good that you escaped a close call, but whenever a new mail arrives related to paypal or such, always check firsthand. I see that this advice is not needed now though My sister's paypal account got really locked due to some misspellings but they told about it right there. And what, it's still blocked... good for her I say.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
It was a close call indeed. Thanks for the advice, now that I experienced first hand getting fraud emails, I promised myself to be more careful from now on. Good thing that I have read of fraud emails before that is why I was a bit more careful that I would normally have been.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
5 Sep 09
Hehe, silverglint, lucky you did logged in to your paypal account and checked first. There are so many people with back thoughts out there, and if anyone askes me of my adress for paypal, I just ignore it. I never give it out untill I do know I am going to be paid, and mostly when I request the payout. Other wise, there is no way I am going to give it out to anyone els. So, you are so right, never ever give your personal information out unless you are shore about the reciever. thank you for giving this warning.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
I think people are oriented enough about not giving their paypal details to just anybody, that is why they have to pretend that they are paypal requiring you to log in because your account was locked. It's a good thing also that someone reported it to mcafee so that mcafee was able to warn the other users about that link
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
then it's good you have ended successful about the status of your paypal..imagine that's a fool news..receiving a bad email ..saying your paypal have been blocked...you have to be very careful enough next time..after experiencing this horrible mail spam..you are lucky that your personal informat have been not steal..
@neildc (17228)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Sep 09
We really have to be very very careful with our online accounts like Paypal. I think I also received the same email about my Paypal account is locked with that case number too. And I also did what you have done. There was nothing wrong so I ignored that email. Thanks for this and I hope other people will be aware about this.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yes, the reason why I was posted this discussion is to make the other mylotters aware of these fraud emails that are spreading. I hope that by making others aware of these things, we can prevent our fellow mylotters from being tricked by these people
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
oh no...........what many people would do to take away others' money...
@hotsummer (10307)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
there emails are very much convincing like they were sent by the real paypal or what ever company they are trying to pose as. i almost got fooled before but not with paypal fraud or phishing mail. i always receive emails like that but i just ignore it cause every time i logged in directly to the site it does not show that my account has any problem.