8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 8:51 AM
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PAYPAL SCAM ALERT. Got an e-mail from service@paypal today confirming the shipment of a $171 GoPro camera to an address in California near Park Ridge. Looked legit with a transaction number and everything. Then it asked you to click on a DISPUTE TRANSACTION tab. When you do, you're asked for your PayPal log-in and banking information. I called PayPal and they confirmed that there is no new activity on my account and the e-mail appears to be a scam to get people's e-mails and private info. I cancelled my PayPal account immediately. So many thieves out there. Be careful. Anything that doesn't look or feel right - take action to expose it.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 8:52 AM

Got the same email from a skincare company.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 8:53 AM

What kills me is I used my PayPal account for the very first time in December (I've had the account for 5 years) , and it's caused me nothing but grief.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 8:57 AM

I get these a lot. I forward to spoof@paypal

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 8:58 AM

Same from ITunes yesterday.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 9:01 AM

Don't click on any emails ever. You can just log in and check to see if there was any activity on your account. there's no need to cancel your paypal over a phishing email. Nothing happens unless you click on it.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 9:09 AM

I've had them several times from PayPal, just don't click on to them. I use my PayPal account all the time, never had a problem but I do check it every now and then.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 9:10 AM

Been getting these for years old scams continue �

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 9:16 AM

I know someone who just had a Paypall thief, not sure if it was like yours, and the scam menace was able to get into his linked savings account and took close to $40, 000. 00. Obviously it was disputed but has take over a 2 weeks to work out.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 9:37 AM

I just got one from Kohl's regarding my recent order. As long as you do not click links your accounts are safe. Also when using smartphones remember to never enter any account passwords or info when logged onto wifi. Only use your network data when entering passwords. you never know who's watching.

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8 months ago on 03/13/2017 at 11:50 AM

Thank you

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