Fake Paypal Emails

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
April 5, 2008 11:43am CST
I just got an email saying that there is an unusual purchase on a credit card attatched to my Paypal account. I have never given them any credit card information. In fact, I don't have a credit card. Be careful when you open these emails.
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7 responses
@chazsgirl (256)
• United States
5 Apr 08
foward that email to spoof@paypal.com they will investigate it and send you an email saying if it was fake or not and try to catch the people that do it!
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I forwarded it to them. I just got a message saying it is fake. Thanks for your help.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
5 Apr 08
Yep, that is definitely a scammer trying to get your information only they don't know you don't have a credit card on file. For those that do see how easy it is for someone to get trapped into this scam especially someone new who doesn't know. I report all those fake emails to spoof@paypal.com and they will send you an email thanking you for helping them catch these people.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
6 Apr 08
Thank you.
@Lyndon54 (29)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Sometimes the email asks you to verify your Paypal account. That too is a scam.
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I almost never open an email from Paypal. I can tell immediately that it's a scam and forward them to the spoof address.
@gemini_rose (16192)
6 Apr 08
A lot of these emails seem to be going around at the minute, the last one we had was a few weeks ago, but I just passed it on to the right people. It is a pain because sometimes you see them and read them and for a minute you think well is it real or not but then if you look closer something always gives it away like a spelling mistake or something. The scammers are really crafty.
• United States
6 Apr 08
Yes, I've had a couple of these in the last 3 weeks. I contacted PayPal and they had me change my password. They were very helpful. Anybody with a PayPal account needs to be very careful.
• United States
5 Apr 08
yes i have gotten many of these emails myself i never do anything by them , Just go to the site itself sign in and if there is a problem handle it from there. so be careful with all online banks . i am not about to let anyone get my money