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Re: Is this a paypal scam?
From: Michael Cecil <macecil () comcast net>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 05:26:31 -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
>I've only purchased 1 thing since signing up; it was from ebay from a
>longtime seller with nearly 100% positive feedback, and I received the
>equipment as expected.
>If this is a scam, then maybe paypal has some employees passing new
>account info outside the company.
Short answer: Yes, it is a scam.
I don't have any paypal account (and never will) but I routinely get these
kind of emails. I get them apparently from banks and credit card companies
Good rule of thumb - never click on a link in email. Always use your
existing known-good URL for paypal (or whatever), then check the site for
security announcements, etc.
macecil () comcast net
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