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PayPal Scams are alive and well

Old 09-28-2005, 11:42 PM
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I just got an email that looked like it was from PayPal advising me they had sent a $198 as payment for a fake gold Rolex. I checked my account and there wasn't such a transaction so I checked theier website and it was another fake since it started with "Dear PayPal Member".

Paypal site says they NEVER start an email that wya--they ALWAYS use your account name in salutation.

Of course they were "experiencing higher than normal call volume" and the wait time to talk to an agent was a Brazilian hours. I did get to test all the prompts on thier "Customer SERVICE" phone number.

Paypal has some tolerable features but those damned computerized response systems are CRAP--not Customer Serives.
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Old 09-28-2005, 11:45 PM
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I get it all the time It will sometimes say that another user purchased something with your paypal account also I always ignore it. If I don't see anything coming out of my paypal account I don't pay it any attention and yes paypal will address you with you name.
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:53 AM
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If you used the link from the fake e-mail to check your account, then you need to immediately change your passwords for paypal, and for ebay!
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:00 AM
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I have had same problem. The real Pay Pal told me to change my password and screen name.

I also quit pay pal entirley and added them to my spam blocker proogram.

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