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Author Topic:   ANOTHER PAYPAL SCAM ?????

Posts: 4088
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 05-31-2003 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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:
Full Name #:
Credit Card #:
Exp.Date(mm/yyyy) #:
ATM PIN (For Bank Verification) #:

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 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.

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I am not inactive at all, just used it again 3 days ago and 11 times in the past 3 weeks. This is the first time I have recieved this notice, I did not complete it and send it, I just copied it to show it here and then I deleted it. Anybody else get this notification ? How often do these come your way ?


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capri man

Posts: 3168
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 05-31-2003 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
have not got that one john but got a couple of similar ones supposedly from e bay. forward it to pay pal.

mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
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Ralph Rebandt

Posts: 473
From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 05-31-2003 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, I got something similar when my credit card expired. I haven't been active in paypal for months, but just used it this week. I got the email that said that I was an unverified member and was close to my spending limit which is around 800. but I only spent 83.00. I don't give anyone more info than they need....

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Posts: 1758
From: Beaufort, SC
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 06-02-2003 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah, I've been getting similar emails supposedly from ebay, but haven't followed the links either. I haven't sold anything lately so no need for them to charge my account anyhow.

Didn't use paypal for about 3-4 months, then used it not long after coming home with no problem and no similar emails from them.

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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 06-02-2003 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Posts: 622
From: Just west of Phoenix, AZ
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 06-02-2003 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I doubt that is an actual PayPal thing. Maybe some hacking or something? PayPal at no point asks for your PIN during registration, so why would they need it now? The only PIN PayPal should know is the one for your card issued through PayPal, like the one I have, the Premiere Business Account Mastercard. I would forward the email to PayPal asking if the email is actually from them, or better yet, call them.

Gary M.-
1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford pickup, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 06-02-2003 09:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Mr Vids

Posts: 28
From: Flint,MI USA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 06-03-2003 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Vids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got the PAYPAL e-mail asking for an update since I hadn't used it for a while, and the expiration date of my current card was 6 weeks away. Don't know if that's what triggered it but it sounds like maybe not....

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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 06-03-2003 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone know who "owns" PayPal...

your friendly EBay that who...

Do not reply to any request for info from an e-mail..PayPal will request you log into your accout to do the upgrade as will any other type service..this is a scam...
heck it was even on one of the local news channels here

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