Account suspended - True or not?

@chiyosan (30204)
Philippines
March 21, 2007 11:42pm CST
I got an email from "e-gold" but it was on my spam folder so i have not seen it for a while. it says they are going to suspend my account if i will not click on the link and update my records. i have clicked on it but was expired already and they could not find the link. Im afraid that it might be suspended because i was not able to follow their instructions before deadline.... My question was, i can still access my egold account and it does not show that my account was suspended. Please can anyone help me with this? where am i supposed to see something that will tell me that it is really suspended.
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@gleznov (391)
• United States
22 Mar 07
This is what's known as a fishing scam. Basically, they create a site that LOOKS like egold, or paypal, or your bank's site... maybe even to the point of masking it so the URL APPEARS to be legitimate. Then they send emails to a giant list of people, exactly like the one you got. SOME of those people come to their page and put in their information on the phony site, and then the scammers have your personal bank/paypal/egold information and can log in as you and take all of your money. DO NOT give those people your info. Most emails know to catch those, and that's why you found it in bulk.
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@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Are you sure that the email came from egold? Since your account is still active i guess you have just become a victim of phising. phising defined by wikipedia is: phishing is a criminal activity using social engineering techniques.[1] Phishers attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Ebay and Paypal are two of the most targeted companies, and online banks are also common targets. Phishing is typically carried out using email or an instant message,[2] and often directs users to a website, although phone contact has been used as well. You should ask egold if they really did suspend your account or sent you that mail. I also suggest that you change your password in egold just in case that you've been phised.
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@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
are you sure that the email you received was from egold? Beware of malicious emails because you might end up being a victim of phising. Phising as defined in wikipedia is: phishing is a criminal activity using social engineering techniques.[1] Phishers attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Ebay and Paypal are two of the most targeted companies, and online banks are also common targets. Phishing is typically carried out using email or an instant message,[2] and often directs users to a website, although phone contact has been used as well And since your account is still active i guess you are also a victim of phising. You might want to check with egold if they really sent an email about suspending your account. I suggest that you change your password in egold.
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@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
the email was redirected to e-gold...! if what you guys are telling me.. Oh my! i might have been a victim! :(
@kfwk2175 (17)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 07
Becareful with email requesting you to verify your account and to key in your password or pin code for whatever account that you have as they will never never send out such email asking user to key in their account number and password.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I've gotten many, many emails like that from eBay, and not once has my account actually been suspended, although they usually ask you for your password, credit card number, and pin number. The first time, I almost fell for it, and was in the process of filling out all the information when I stopped for a second and thought "why would they need my pin?" They didn't. I was being phished. If you look at the link provided in the email, it most likely does not actually start with the mylot.com. It will usually have numbers or letters in front of it. Also, if you ever question whether or not an email is valid, it is best to open up a new browser window, and type in the address yourself.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I hate to tell you this, but you've been scammed. E-gold and Paypal will never send you e0mails about suspending your account. This is a common tactic scammers use to get your information.
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@juliedee (2388)
22 Mar 07
It is definitely not from egold. I have had a few of these. Just delete them straightaway.
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@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
23 Apr 07
It sounds like a scam to me. If you can still access your account and it doesn't show that it was suspended, then it never was. Don't worry about it. You have to be really careful about these kind of things, like never giving out your password and stuff. I think the fact that the email was sent to your spam folder also is something suspicious. I don't think it was suspicious.
28 Mar 07
No its a scam mail Its probably got a virus on it I get messages like this all the time http://mailboxmoney.blogspot.com http://www.blogchex.com/urbancitycrew
• United States
25 Mar 07
Hey, The same thing happened to me in PayPal.. Only one problem.. payPal did NOT send it.. it was one of those emails known as "phishing".. and i'd be willing to bet that the same thing just happened to you.. i contacted PayPal and they confirmed they did not send the email, someone had copied the PayPal site almost to a T.. there were very few ways to tell the page was not real.. for example everyone knows that in PayPal when you access there pages they always start with "https" the S stands for Security.. the page i was sent to did not have the S.. The email said there was a problem with my account and if i did not update my account i was facing being suspended and/or deleted.. so i immediately contacted them when they asked me to verify my credit card info that i used when joining PayPal.. problem there is this.. i did not and do NOT have a credit card.. that sparked curiousity and i contacted them about it.. they tracked it down as best they could to stop them from "phishing" from anyone else.. So anyway, i wouldn't open anymore like that.. instead just contact E-Gold and get it from the source itsself.. with that said.. best of luck...
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Mar 07
i dont think its true..e-gold account dont sent any e-mail for sure it is a scam...if you cant access then try creating another one..
@limosonia1 (1559)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Becareful this is probably somebody pishing trying to get your information. If you log into egold they can help you out. I followed the linkl once and ended up losing all my money in egold and they could not get it back for me.
@collstarx (1177)
• Indonesia
22 Mar 07
Hello chiyosan, email you receive is false and don't clik link in this email, i think you still can acces your egold account.
• United States
22 Mar 07
Forward the email to spoof@egold.com