PAYPAL -scam BEWARE !!

South Africa
August 5, 2009 4:52am CST
I know that alot of the people on mylot use paypal,so please advise.Iv been receiving this e-mail from "paypal".Saying that my paypal acc is "suspended", which its not because I can still access it. They say I should "confirm" my acc by filing out this page that i must download.Now when I open up this page,they ask me for My credit card no,my expiry date,my csc (cvc no), and Guess WHAT ?? MY ATM PIN CODE ... Now, Im not that STUPID and NAIVE, you don't EVER give out these details ...EVER !! I just want to WARN you guys ,if you receive an e-mail from "services" , saying its from paypal and you need to verify your acc, PLEASE DON'T, Im PRETTY SURE ,POSITIVE ITS FRAUD !!! Firstly, when paypal sends me e-mails,They use my name. This e-mail does'nt. And the page it takes you too looks like paypal ,but its NOt because EVERYTIME i get directed to my paypal acc I get asked to LOG in ,and enter my password.Guys, Please just be WARE and DON't GIVE OUT ANY OF YOUR CARD DETAILS O THE NET. ALL anyone need to use your credit card,is your card no, csc no and expiry date.And its gone.Please make OTHER PAYPAL USERS aware !!
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46 responses
@Druid916 (36)
• United States
6 Aug 09
This past February my best friend had his PayPal account compromised. The culprit (Tyler Evans from Fairfield,CA) wrote 2 separate $500 electronic checks to himself and sent them to his email account. Luckily my friend had only $5 in PayPal, so the checks did not go through.
• Indonesia
6 Aug 09
yes your friend is lucky at that time but still be careful because any thing will be happen in internet..like scam or monkey business.
• India
10 Oct 09
I too use paypal and have been using them for sometime now, and have never been asked those kind of questions. Besides that, they have to verify your credit card or bank account information. Paypal always ask for the password and it does recognize your computer too. I agree with you that it differently a SCAM. Lets hope that no one has taken the bite and send this information. If they have then I'm pretty sure that someone is having a shopping spree. Thanks for the information.
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
8 Oct 09
oh thanks for telling about that scam site. from now on wards all mylot members will aware after u told this matter. so we all should be careful like this fraud sites. i am using paypal account from many days and i didn;t get any problem with that site upto now and i think it is good site and can;t be a fraud site like other fraud sites. as u told we should not give our credit card details to any online sites. we will get total loss or they can cheat in any way. once again thanks to u for telling about that site.
@Dinu024 (315)
• India
9 Aug 09
Thank you for the precaution beautifulll, I do know of many fake sites on the net. I believe it will be better if you get a screen shot of the site and put it here to view it will be better. And also please do mention the site address, the fake site address, so people will know to look at the Address bar before giving out their personal info to some fraud idiots. Have a nice day, Dinu
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Thank you sor sharing. I have just opened a paypal account and have been asking about problems associated with it, as I am new to all this stuff. I have received stuff in my e-mail before concerning bank accounts, etc.and I usually just delete it and go onto the site itself to see what's going on. Thanks again.
@jdyrj777 (6549)
• United States
8 Aug 09
I have recieved these letter for awhile now. I would just like everybody to know NEVER LOGG INTO A LINK. Go directly to the site and sign in. I have also recieved scams from ebay. Clamming to let me know somebody bought my items. Like i dont know i have nothing listed. Lol!!! Those scammer will try anything once.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
8 Aug 09
Thank you for telling us. It's amazing how many dishonest people there are in the world.
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
7 Aug 09
I got an email from what I thought might be paypal about a year ago.It did ask for credit card no, and other things I did not think they needed to have. I got Paypal's number from there website and called them about it. The lady on the phone ask me if the email said dear and my name in it. I told her know and she said that it was not from them because they will use your name when they send you an email. So, if I get an email from paypal???? that does not have my name I just delete it. I was sending it to paypal so they could check into it but I am still getting them, so I just delete.
• China
7 Aug 09
Thanks for sharing the useful information. Never access to your account from the link in the email. I always type the correct url in IE and then access to my PayPal.
@aerous (13465)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
We should be aware of our account my friend. Because now a days, there are many tricks that people encounter in daily life. Those tricks are they called scam, where those people is not mean any good thing but wanted to earn from their evil acts...even incell phones there many persons that is victimize by those scam tricks... Hope this will be a greaat help to warn the public or members in mylot, for not giving details and be aware of their accounts. Because even me I received that kind of email but they said "Your account in Liberty reserve is suspended". While as far as I know I don't have Liberty reserve account...Think the culprit send it for granted. Have a great day!
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
6 Aug 09
That is very sound advice. I have gotten emails like that before and when I do, I just send it to spoof@paypal.com or to whatever organization is represented (I have seen them from IRS and various other places). They can't stop this kind of thing if people don't let them know that these kinds of emails are being sent. Just push forward and put in that email address. Thanks for bringing this up.
@jeadams7 (69)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Beautifulll, could you explain to me where the email is coming from and possibly forward a copy to me? I would like to make a post on my blog about this and label it as a scam. In return for your info I'll provide a link back to your website, blog, or somthing. I'd appreciate it if you could.
@MissTina (124)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Be sure to forward the emails that you are getting to paypal. They request to get copies of all spam emails so that they can try to stop the people from sending them out and jeopardizing everyone's account with them, and their name of course!
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
6 Aug 09
I get those once in a while and I also get the ones stating that I've won millions of dollars in some lottery that I never bought a ticket for. So I don't pay any attention to them, I just delete them. As far as PayPal goes, I have used it for several years, both for payment and to buy things with. Just go to your PayPal account and you will see that everything is okay.
• United States
6 Aug 09
Thanks for that info friend, I'll be ware of that.
@fran429 (503)
• United States
6 Aug 09
hello beautifulll, Another thing to do is look at the email. I got one the other day saying something about my paypal account & I just laughed. I looked at the email & it was paypal@paypaI(dot)com (that's a capital 'i' at the end) sometimes a capital 'i' will look like a lowercase L but that wasn't the case on MY email account. another thing they will try is have it @paypa1(dot)com with the number one instead of the "L" But, yes, ALWAYS go to the original site on your own NOT through email links!!!!
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
6 Aug 09
I'll watch out for this. Spammers are easy to spot most of the time, this one really wanted to make himself obvious
@Masssko (239)
• Estonia
6 Aug 09
Thank You very much for sharing. Nowadays I just don't know what is safe and what is not, skillful cheaters are everywhere!
• South Africa
6 Aug 09
Thanks for the advice...
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
6 Aug 09
Thanks for the alert. But this is an old scam already that has been going on for some time. I do occasionally receive this suspension message in my email, and I always just delete it away. Scammers may make whatever page they make you go to look like the real thing, but what they cannot get away with is the URL address of that page. Usually this should be a secured page with the https://.. but the scammer's page is their own server site which is not secured and therefore without the https:. Also the whole address of the page look suspiciously different, and so is a giveaway. Maybe you can play the same game with them, go into the scam page and key in some nonsense instead of your actual data. For all you know, it may still go through and be accepted since they cannot actual verify your information.