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In Reply to: RE: Paypal scam posted by ahendler on May 14, 2015 at 15:39:08
I have been getting those emails every week or two for awhile. I have never clicked on the provided link instead logging into PayPal normally. My account always looks fine. I now just delete the emails.
I get these emails and I don't even have a Paypal account. Any email telling you to verify you security information should be suspect. Legitimate companies don't do this. If you think there is a problem, contact them through their known website or phone. I would never click a link supplied by an email for any company.
The easiest thing is to never click on a supposed paypal link. If you get something that might be from paypal, log into your account and see.
The Paypal dongle, which gives you a six-digit PIN when you press the button, makes your account more secure. You (or a hacker) can still log in without it, but only after jumping through extra hoops. At a minimum this makes your account more difficult to hack. I keep these with me pretty much all the time: the paypal dongle, a pair of 15 dB Etymotic "musician" earplugs, and a FIPS-encrypted USB stick with a fingerprint scanner. The stick is for keeping a relatively secure copy of files I don't want to lose.
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