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Paypal Users: Do not Get Caught By Phishers
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This is actually the link displayed in the e-mail I received.


There is a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I received warns me that my Paypal bill is stopped. It asks me to restore complete access to my account by logging in to Paypal. I'm delivered to a website that looks exactly like the PayPal login page, when I select the link provided in the mail. However the link does not visit Paypal.

This is the link shown in the e-mail I received.

When you go through the link it really takes you into a site.

It is generally speaking not a good idea to select links within an mail. If you do, make certain that you are signing to the Paypal site by taking a look at the address location area of your browser.

Contact your bank or creditors immediately to avoid identity theft, In case you have already replied to the fake e-mail. Should you desire to check your Paypal account status, by hand kind PayPal's address into your browser and join normally. This telling URL has numerous influential suggestions for the meaning behind it. To research additional information, please peep at: linklicious submission.

I was in a position to tell that it was a spoof email since the email began with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal can often address you by your first and last name. They'll never send you an email and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Another way to tell if a message is from Paypal is to look at the full header. The header can be your indication of perhaps the email is from Paypal or not. When taking a look at the header it should say who sent the e-mail in the very first two lines. Example within the latest spoof mail I received it came from


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals server, then you definitely know the e-mail is a spoof. The FBI is actively investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious messages by forwarding them to I discovered linklicious spidered never by searching Google Books. You can also file a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at

More assistance regarding defending your Paypal consideration is found at

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