Wednesday, March 14, 2007

PayPal Scam Alert.

Being that so many people use PayPal to purchase motorcycle items online I felt it necessary to make an alert to this email scam. Read the copy of the email below, it is NOT from Paypal. If you EVER have a question about your Paypal account, do not log onto any email link sent that says it is from Paypal. Instead, log on to your account just as you normally would to see if there is a problem.
What these scammers do is get you to log onto the supplied link in their email. After you put in your info they have your account number and full access to your account. As you will see in the email, they want you to wait 72 hours before checking any investigation as they say it takes that much time to research it. LIES! What they want is for you to not check so they can have that time to carry out their illegal game; after 72 hours it will be to late as the damage is already done. (Note that I have changes some of the info in their account they want you to log into.)

Notification from Billing Department

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1:41 am (18 hours ago)

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However if you are the rightful holder of the account,click on the link below to log into the account and follow the instructions.

If you choose not to complete the request, you give us no choice but to suspend your account temporary.

It takes at least 72 hours for the investigation in this case and we strongly recommend you to verify your account at that time.

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of PayPal policy to represent oneself as an other PayPal user.Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. PayPal is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related attempts to missapropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request or law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

PayPal Account Review Department.

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.
For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

PayPal Email ID PP00145

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