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Paypal Users: Don't Get Found By Phishers

Here is the link shown in the e-mail I received. Visit to check up when to acknowledge this thing.


There's a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The most recent Paypal spoof I acquired warns me that my Paypal consideration is suspended. Dig up further about by browsing our influential site. I-t asks me to recover complete access to my account by logging directly into Paypal. I'm delivered to a web site that looks just like the PayPal login page, when I click the link provided in the email. However the link doesn't go to Paypal. I learned about by browsing Yahoo.

Here is the link displayed in the e-mail I received.

It actually takes you to your phisers site when you go through the link.

It is generally perhaps not recommended to click on links in an mail. Make sure that you are signing to the Paypal website by taking a look at the address location area of your browser, if you do.

In case you have already responded to the email, contact your bank or credit card companies immediately to prevent identity theft. If you want to check your Paypal account position, manually sort PayPal's address in-to your browser and sign in normally.

I was in a position to tell that it was a spoof email as the email started with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal may always address you by your first and last name. They'll never send a message to you and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such. Learn additional information on bitly bundle for web design by visiting our staggering web site.

Yet another way to tell if a message is from Paypal is to consider the entire header. The header can be your indication of perhaps the email is from Paypal or not. When looking at the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the initial two lines. Example in the latest spoof email I received it came from


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals machine, then you know the e-mail is just a spoof. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious messages by forwarding them to You may also file a complaint with the Net Fraud Complaint Center at

More guidance regarding protecting your Paypal account is found at

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