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

  • From: "Judy W" <judyw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:55:36 -0600

They paypal agreement states that they will not ask for privacy info. Thanks
for pointing this out, Mary.

I opened an official "looking" attachment from microsoft a couple of years
ago and it was a new virus. This seems like a fishing expedition for credit
card info...


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  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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