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Re: Is this a paypal scam?
From: Dave Sherohman <esper () sherohman org>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:45:02 -0600

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:37:58AM -0600, jschmidt () buhler com wrote:

Signed up for paypal 2 weeks ago, and then this came in the mail as a link 
in a paypal looking html email asking me to confirm by entering my credit 
card/account info.

As PayPal states repeatedly, "You should only share information about
your account once you have logged in to https://www.paypal.com/.";

IOW, yes, it's a scam.  Report it to fraud () paypal com 

If this is a scam, then maybe paypal has some employees passing new 
account info outside the company.

No, it gets sent to everyone whether they have a PayPal account or
not.  Like spam, credit card scams don't even need anything close to
a 1% response rate to be profitable, so they don't care how many
non-PayPal-users get it.

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