Ron &M= ike, That trick = is too swift for me to keep up with. I successfully cancelled my real paypal account. I told them why too in theirlittle complaint form. My bank said earlier there was no recent action from paypal, so everything looks cool. Just thought you'd like to know. Thanks for the heads-up. Oe6 --- "chizotz-at-mchsi.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx|" <...= >wrote: From: "chizotz-at-mchsi.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx= |" <...> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 23:38:17 +0000 To: ............= ............ Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: PayPal Sounds like= it could be someone on a phishing expedition to me. Typically, phis= hers will send out bulk email with a message that will concern or alarm= the recipient regarding their financial account somewhere. The email w= ill contain a link to go and "fix" or "confirm" something, but it doesn't actually lead to the real site of the legitimate business. The unsuspect= ing user follows the link, sees a web site that certainly appears to be= the real thing (but is NOT), enters their username and password, and b= oom, the phishers now have access to your logon information and can use= and abuse your account at will. Don't EVER follow links in emai= ls like this. Always go directly to the sitein question using your kno= wn URL for them if you need to verify the claims or change anything. Be= very wary of anything you receive from any company that looks official= but is out of the ordinary or seems strange in any way. I hope you = haven't inadvertently compromised your PayPal account already. As fa= r as quitting PayPal, I suppose it depends on how much you use it. If it would be no hardship for you, then if you don't have an account you can't=be compromised. Otherwise, just be careful :) Ron >= >PayPal just sent me a notice that "I just added someone with an em= ail suffix of >@yahoo.com" to my paypal account. I wrote them back = I did no such thing. I've >heard bad stories about PayPal and resis= ted joining for years. Can this 'yahoo' >party access my bank accou= nt? My bank says I can reverse any charge within90 >days afterward= s, but maybe I should cancel my PayPal? If it happened once,seems >= like it could happen again. I mean, I have *no* idea how that got on my ac= count, >and I checked my account status and there's no record of th= at email being in my >records. This is way creepy to me. >>Oe6 > > > >-----------------------------= --------- >Protect yourself from spam, >use http://sneakemai= l.com >For a web-based membership management utility and information= on list policies, >please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ &= gt; >To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@fr= eelists.org with >"unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.> > For a web-based membership management utility and inform= ation on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ T= o unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wi= th "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. &nb= sp; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://Flower.LocalStreets.com - A Network Of Top Florists For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.