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Subject: Please go to the CMT message forum
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:13 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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to read my post about my email message from what I first thought was from paypal. The post is too long to rewrite here.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:15 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Copy and paste is your friend.  :<O 

Just kidding, Connie!

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 3:13 PM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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I decided to copy & paste it:


Connie said

"This morning I received an email message in my non PBS email account. It looked like a very authentic paypal message. It stated that there was a problem with my credit card and that they needed more information to clear it up. There was a link to paypal, but I didn't open it up. I then went to my paypal account and saw no problems at all that I could see. I called paypal's main number. Of course it was a phishing email message. There was one significant clue that it was a scam. The message started out with "Dear PayPal User", not "Dear **** (my name).. They also asked me if I had opened any links in the message. I told them that I hadn't. They said that was a wise decision as that is definitely not a good thing to do.They then asked me to forward them the email message. They also told me to trash the message and then empty the trash. I can't remember exactly how I did that, but my son told me what to do and it worked.

I hope this message will help anyone who may receive the same message as I did to not conform to these scammers."

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 5:57 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Thank you to both of you for letting people know.  There are so many scammers out there.  I'm sorry that PBS/PayPal is involved even allegedly.  It happens.  Good to know.


Len S. (lens) - , - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 9/5/2009 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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You should forward those emails to spoof@paypal.com or spoof@ebay.com (for ebay scam email). You'll get an automated reply confirming that it's not authentic and they will get the scammer's email and web site shut down.