[bct] Re: possible spam e-mail regarding Paypal account suspension

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:52:41 -0600

Mary and others. This is a known spam and I get at least 50 of them per
day from paypal.  Your advice about dealing with this is sound.  Just
never ever send a reply email to these or any other possible spam
messages.  Many of them just send to random addresses hoping that people
will reply so they will have your exact address.  Spam is a growing
concern at places like Trace where we do a lot of posting to all kinds
of lists and where our web site gets a lot of hits.  But, even if you
only get a few spam messages, you can save your self a lot of trouble by
not ever replying to them.  If you have questions, do as you did and
write directly to the legitimate site and report the problem.  If there
is no legitimate site, simply delete the message and ignore it.

 -----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 2:29 PM
To: bct
Subject: [bct] possible spam e-mail regarding Paypal account suspension

Hi all,
I got a couple messages that "looked" and that's in quotes, looked,
official; they wanted me to update my account information or my account
would be suspended. I wasn't sure what to think, so I went to the link
in the e-mail and the log in looked legitimate, but I stopped when they
wanted my credit card's pin number, claiming it was an additional
security measure. I talked to my credit card company (I don't currently
use a pin on my credit card) and they said it sounds very suspicious,
which I agree with; so I just sent a message to Paypal (from paypal.com,
not from any weird e-mail link.) I asked if the e-mail was legitimate,
and included the message text. Will advise you when I hear back. I don't
think paypal would ever, ever, ever ask for any pin number, but that
e-mail almost had me convinced; so be careful and don't panic if you get
something that says Paypal suspension notice as the subject of the
e-mail. Contact paypal and report the spam, and include the text of the
spam message you received. Let Paypal see what you received and be sure
they verify with you whether or not this is legitimate. Somebody out
there may be trying to get your money.
By the way, I looked on the Paypal site and there wasn't a single word
about credit card updates or pin numbers. I even went into my account
and looked at it.
I will advise when I hear back from Paypal.

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