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Paypal e-mail scam

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I though I'd warn you guys. The other day I got an e-mail that said there was a $50 Morgan silver dollar order on my credit card, and if I didn't order it, to click the link and fill out the information to cancel the order.

This is a phony site that looks like Paypal, but it isn't.

They asked for info such as my mom's maiden name and my Social Security number. Don't fall for this. They were trying for some identity theft.

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Squeaky,

Thanks for sharing! I used Paypal for ONE Thing and on the next month's credit card bill were charges for:

1) a dating service from Canada

2) air line ticket to Jamaica

3) air line ticket to Aruba

I was on the horn to the credit card company complaining when I was told that someone was attempting to use the cc at a JC Penny's, trying to buy a sofa (and the cc was in my wallet!)

Needless to say I will never use PayPal again. If I can not either straight up use a money order I guess I don't need it that much.

athena

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That does it. I'm going to do whatever it takes to cancel my paypal account. I also had an unauthorized charge on the account.

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I have been using Paypal for over ten years and have never had a problem. I've gotten many of those fake phishing emails, but I never fall for them.

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I really don't like Paypal. I used it to register here as a premium member, and the next year when I couldn't remember my password I tried to have them e-mail it, and apparently I have to use my password to get in to find out what it is. And I couldn't find any way to get in touch with them.

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Paypal is a predatory company. Don't trust them to protect you or look out for your interests. You shouldn't link them to your accounts or your CC.

They should only be linked to a refillable prepaid card.

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There have been a few times that a seller whom I have paid with Paypal has not sent me my merchandise. Each time, I filed a claim with Paypal, and got my money back.

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I've used Paypal for years and have never had a bad experience with them. I've always reported to Paypal security (as they urge you to do) all the phony "phishing" e-mails made to look like they're from Paypal. I had one experience a few years ago where someone hacked into my Paypal account and stole over $1000 from me by creating two fake eBay purchases (which I supposedly "paid" for), and Paypal worked with my bank to promptly get me my money back.

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Paypal is a predatory company. Don't trust them to protect you or look out for your interests. You shouldn't link them to your accounts or your CC.

They should only be linked to a refillable prepaid card.

I use a prepaid card. I couldn't get in to the paypal linked to allnurses because I forgot my password. I had to go an alternate route and give myself the premium membership as a gift.

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Never, ever have I had a problem with paypal and I use it almost exculsively, including the debit card. Sorry you've had a bad experience.

But I must say this is ONE company I hold in high esteem. ONE company I do trust. :)

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I get fake emails regarding Paypal myself. Once they told me that my account has been suspended and I think I'll just cancel it. Not worth the energy.

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I had a fake Paypal message saying there was a purchase for something. I forget what it was. I just logged into Paypal and saw there were no charges pending. The scammers depend on us being lazy and clicking on the provided link.

Here's my tip. If you get an email from any of your financial institutions, never click on a link in the email. If there truly is some problem on your account it will still be there 10 seconds later after you open a new browser and log in to their website directly.

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