paypal advice, am i a phishing victim?

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  1. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hi guys,

    im a recent user of paypal. i make payment via CC.

    today i received an email supposedly from paypal saying my account has been flagged and they require verification. i click the link, it opens a new window but its just blank. i then noticed the link looked fishy.

    i have reported the email to paypal but in meantime, should i be concerned?

    - i have not given out any personal info.
    - i have changed my paypal password and switched on the login required feature in paypals transaction panel as a precaution.

    should i be worried that somebody will be able to use my CC information for unauthorized transaction?

    any advise much appreciated, thx.

    KA
     
  2. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    My advice is just delete those emails. I get them all the time and nothing has ever happened to me (knocks on wood).

    They are indeed phishing and nothing more.
     
  3. Draven

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    If you didn't enter any details on the page that opened you should be alright. For future reference, if you receive ANY suspicious looking emails claiming to be from Paypal forward them immediately to spoof@paypal.com
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    You should be alright, but since the window was blank, you may want to run some anti virus and anti spyware scans as an extra precaution.
     
  5. Tenebrouser

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    PayPal or Ebay will NEVER ask for personal information over email.
     
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  7. Samana Rombuca

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    Fortunately, hotmail caught the e-mail before I did, the second time it happened. The first time, my friend pointed out the lack of all those authorative badges/medals on the bottom of the "fake" PayPal page.
     
  8. yodafett

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    If you ever recieve an email and are curious, don't click on the link, but open the browser manually, and navigate to the appropriate page (ebay or paypal, or what have you) via favorites or url. THEN sign in and check your account. I NEVER follow links in any financial institution email.
     
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    I had a buddy who had replied to that email. They cleaned out over a grand from his bank account. Luckily the bank was able to flag his account and re-coup the money but he had to change all hid accounts and passwords.
     
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    you should be ok if you didn't enter any info, but maybe you should let your cc company know just in case.

    otherwise, chuck your pc out the window and set fire to it. that way no one will know anything.
     
  11. MegaPrime33

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    I remember when I first got that kind of email from "paypal". I really thought something happened. But instead of clicking on the link, I went straight to the paypal site and checked everything out, and it was cool. Always be skeptical this day and age about emails like that.
     

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