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Posted on May 14, 2015 at 15:39:08
ahendler
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There is an email I received from what looked like PayPal saying my usage of paypal would be temporarily shut down because of suspicious activity
They gave a link to Paypal asking me to verify my paypal info. When I clicked on the link my security system warned me about going there. I then went to Paypal.com and logged into my account. No problems at all. They were trying to get my password for paypal. Be wary of this email
Alan

 

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RE: Paypal scam, posted on May 14, 2015 at 16:54:14
The Dill
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All legitimate emails from PayPal will include your full, real name, John Doe. Anything else is not from PayPal and do not click any links.

 

RE: Paypal scam, posted on June 5, 2015 at 06:44:15
srdavis2000
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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.

 

Get the dongle, posted on June 10, 2015 at 11:06:17
Bill Way
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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.

WW
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RE: Paypal scam, posted on June 18, 2015 at 09:35:37
Crazy Dave
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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.

Dave

 

RE: Paypal scam, posted on July 4, 2015 at 19:44:18
hahax@verizon.net
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A classic scam and definitely not limited to Paypal. Never answer an email like this especially if they want you to confirm a pass word.

 

RE: Times Are Tough, posted on July 5, 2015 at 09:07:32
X-2000R
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You pay your bills and put food on the table any way you can.

 

RE: Times Are Tough, posted on July 5, 2015 at 15:28:05
ahendler
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Are you really saying that stealing money from people is ok? Really
Alan

 

What a great idea! , posted on August 18, 2015 at 08:20:05
MannyE
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Not really. I was trolling. Ha ha...got you.

 

RE: Times Are Tough, posted on September 1, 2015 at 09:20:57
X-2000R
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I'm saying you gotta do whatever you have to do to survive.

 

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