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paypal scam email?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RizGB, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. RizGB


    Joined: 2 Mar 2010

    Posts: 502

    is this a scam email or should i be worried

    At PayPal, we want to increase your security and comfort
    level with every transaction. From our Buyer and Seller
    Protection Policies to our Verification and Reputation
    systems, we'll help to keep you safe.

    We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your
    PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons
    to belive that your account was Compromised by a third
    party without your authorization.

    If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the
    unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.
    However, if you are the rightfull holder of the
    account, download the form attached to this email, fill the form
    and then submit as we try to verify your identity.

    If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choise
    but to temporaly suspend your account.

    We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be
    investigated and we strongly recommend to verefy your
    account in that time.

    __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4925 (20100308) __________

    The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

  2. tntcoder


    Joined: 7 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,213

  3. RizGB


    Joined: 2 Mar 2010

    Posts: 502

    lol i just this sec done that cheers...anyone else get one?
  4. ubern00b


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,738

    With all of those spelling mistakes you even had to ask?
  5. Deiwos


    Joined: 30 Nov 2006

    Posts: 3,180

    The very fact you had to ask probably suggests it's a scam. Plus, it's littered with spelling and grammar mistakes.
  6. asim18


    Joined: 5 Dec 2006

    Posts: 15,410

    BS. That's not how it works. Tell him to go suck himself.
  7. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Dec 2003

    Posts: 18,980

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    Is this some kind of BDSM fantasy interrogation scene with the sub as a captured spy and the dom as police/military/whatever?

    Either Paypal are far more incompetent than I think they are or this email is as fake as a three pound note.
  8. A2Z


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 8,421

    Location: London



    Joined: 12 Mar 2009

    Posts: 26,781

    :D Hirarious!
  10. cambb


    Joined: 4 Jul 2007

    Posts: 261

  11. D18241

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 May 2004

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: England (sheffield)

    Got that email a few times along with
    HSBC, Barclay , natwest saying about my online account altho i dont use either lol.... oh along with a email about a WoW account that they will ban it due to some bs excuse unless i reply to the link in a email
  12. monkey_boy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Aug 2006

    Posts: 1,729

    Location: Leicester UK

    *notices joining date and complete lack of common sense*

    Hi welcome to the internet. I'm afraid that you need to post your card number and CVV2 number in this thread to carry on using this site. Otherwise, once you reach 30 posts, your house will explode and your brain will melt.