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mikem
08-29-2005, 12:19 AM
I keep getting messages that someone is trying to access my paypal account and they look like they come from Paypal but when I put my cursor onto them before I click, the address that comes up in the search window is not for paypal but for some place with a kr in its address. Looks like a scam to me? Anyone else get the same email?

[This message has been edited by mikem (edited 08-28-2005).]

Allmetal
08-29-2005, 12:30 AM
Don't answer any e-mail supposedly from e-bay or paypal but go to your e-bay account for messages that they may have to ask you but no e-mails anymore.

egpace
08-29-2005, 02:19 AM
mikem,
Send me your Social Security Number, Your Bank Account Number, and your Mother's maiden name and I'll tell you what's going on. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Your good friend,
Ed

P.S. This is really important! Don't take any chances! Respond immediately, or risk loosing everything!

Send info to Gotcha@euvbeenscrewed.com

Why take a chance? ACT NOW!!!

rockrat
08-29-2005, 10:40 AM
egpace, man what a great guy you are. Do you have the time to help everyone?

Will my Swiss account do since I dont have any credit cards and a credit score of 8 bazillion? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif Thanks rock-

mattc
08-29-2005, 10:47 AM
you can forward the emails to
spoof@paypal.com
they will tell you if it was from them but it also gives them a little better way of catching the people doing that
ones you get that say they are from ebay can be forwarded to
spoof@ebay.com

Matt in AK

sauer38h
08-29-2005, 03:03 PM
Yes, it's a scam, but no, it's not new. I get loads of these, though conveniently enough always to e-mail accounts for which I've never set up a paypal account, so it's obvious right off that they're bogus.

The highlighted text which shows in a browser link has nothing at all to do with where the link actually goes. But scammers put what looks like a ligit link address in there, and people who don't understand HTML think that the link is therefore legit.