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How's this for blatant attempt to pick your pocket. Very official looking. Logos copyright notice etc.

"Dear PayPal Customer

This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes.

The inactive customers are subject to restriction and removal in the next 3 months.

Please confirm your email address and and Credit Card info number by logging in to your PayPal account using the form below:
 
Email Address:
Password:
Full Name #: 
Credit Card #: 
Exp.Date(mm/yyyy) #: 
ATM PIN (For Bank Verification) #: 

Log In

This notification expires May 31, 2003

Thanks for using PayPal!
This PayPal notification was sent to your mailbox. Your PayPal account is set up to receive the PayPal Periodical newsletter and product updates when you create your account. To modify your notification preferences and unsubscribe, go to https://www.paypal.com/PREFS-NOTI and log in to your account. Changes to your preferences may take several days to be reflected in our mailings. Replies to this email will not be processed.

If you previously asked to be excluded from Providian product offerings and solicitations, they apologize for this e-mail. Every effort was made to ensure that you were excluded from this e-mail. If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mail from Providian, go to http://removeme.providian.com/.

Copyright© 2002 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. "

:mad: :mad:
Who should this be sent to???



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I get bogus emails from parties pretending to be ebay and paypal.
It just doesnt end

I replied to one of those emails and told them to @#$^& themselves.
Sorry for the language, but they dont deserve any respect.
 

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I was reading an article online a while back that was addressing the many false PayPal notifications ciruculating. Crazy part is, these hokey request receive almost a 5% response. With PP memberships at over 25 million, many naive users get lured.
 

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Doesn't paypal state somewhere that they don't send an e-mail request for personal information? You know when you sign up?

I wouldn't trust anyone asking for my info online, not even from my own bank. They can give me a call instead
 

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I'm glad I don't buy things on eBay or pay with PayPal...

John
 

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I got the exact same message. I went to the PayPal web site an reported the fraud web site right away.

The next time I logged onto PayPal there was a reminder to customers that PayPal will never ask for this information and paypal web sites will always start with https://www.paypal.com/...

Scary for old mom's etc...
 

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ehMax, the check is in the mail. Slower, but somewhat safer.
 

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I got a similar email a few months ago and forwarded it to my providers abuse mailbox with all the headers, After my complaint, I received an email warning about a spammer that is trying to get customers Visa numbers and identity info.

I tried to alert the R.C.M.P.,
But their web site was too difficult to navigate,
So I gave up.
I hope they catch these perp's.

D. :cool:
 

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Hi Dolawren,

Here is the link from the R.C.M.P. webpage:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams/spam_e.htm

You will see some good info on that page with regards to spam, fraud etc...also check the left side of the page for other E-mail fraud info. To contact them on any issue, just go to the bottom of the page, and click on contact us, fill out the info and there you go
 
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