Be careful with paypal
I just got this email that looked legit.. but the links sent me to some different site with an ip address in the url bar... but it looked exactly like the real site. Whenever you get an email from paypal, you should type in www.paypal.com just to be safe.
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yea, our account has got a few of those, jut send it to firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com@paypal.com/email
Standard PayPal phishing e-mail. Been getting these for years, usually a few per week. Not only for PayPal but for eBay and several different banks as well.
I never go to any links in my email, I just type it.
yeah i got these before, wether legit of fake, i ignore them. lol
i get one of these a week. I just delete and carry on, every once in a while, if i catch myself reading one, I'll click the link and fill in username Fuck Password You and then fill out all the info with shit like that.
Google Checkout > PayPal
Oh I didn't know people got them so often. This is probably my 2nd one in 2 years.
My PayPal email is on an email account I never read, so I never get them
[quotef61b8acddd="BlueFusionX"]My PayPal email is on an email account I never read, so I never get them[/quotef61b8acddd]
They don't have anything to do with your PayPal account or your PayPal e-mail. They're random phishing attempts, broadcast across large e-mail lists like any other spam would be. I get them all the time at e-mail addresses that aren't associated with my PayPal account. Not to mention all the phishing attempts for banks and such where I don't even do business nor have ever been a customer.
[quotec1f0e4921e="BlueX"]Google Checkout > PayPal[/quotec1f0e4921e]
Google Checkout is widely used yet, untill it becomes more popular Paypal will still be the number one option. You will probably still get those fake emails for Google checkout as well.
[quote717eeb922f="Offer4All"][quote717eeb922f="BlueX"]Google Checkout > PayPal[/quote717eeb922f]
Google Checkout is widely used yet, untill it becomes more popular Paypal will still be the number one option. You will probably still get those fake emails for Google checkout as well.[/quote717eeb922f]
Their deal with Buy.com I think is working pretty well. I've used it twice already.
You can use that deal as many times as you want?
[quote9c2f9c3d85="BlueFusionX"]I never go to any links in my email, I just type it.[/quote9c2f9c3d85]
Yeah, this is the best thing. I always do this.
actually both of the BlueXs have been giving good advice lately about paypal and ebay. I am going to check out google's system because people are scaring me about paypal and I am about to list a bunch of stuff on ebay. I just worry that no one will have google checkout because paypal does dominate.
I get at least 2 emails per week telling me that Blah Blah has received my $350 payment for a digital camera and it shows the whole transaction table. Then right under it says sign into your paypal account if you did not authorize this transaction.
Only problem with that is that google checkout isn't allowed on ebay. You can see this by going to
and clicking on some examples.
your better off just never responding to a paypal email, ever.. unless of course you initiate the conversation. if they really need to contact you about something important, they will call you.