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Paypal Users: Don't Get Caught By Phishers
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This is the link shown in the e-mail I received.


There's a rising trend in Paypal phishing scams. The most recent Paypal spoof I received warns me that my Paypal consideration is suspended. It asks me to restore complete access to my account by logging in to Paypal. I am delivered to an internet site that looks exactly like the PayPal login page, when I select the link provided in the mail. However the link doesn't go to Paypal.

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

When you click the link it actually requires you into a phisers site.

It's generally speaking perhaps not advisable to click links in an mail. We discovered linklicious spidered never by browsing Google Books. If you do, be sure that you are signing into the Paypal website by looking at the target area section of your browser.

Contact your bank or creditors immediately to stop identity theft, In case you have already responded to the deceptive mail. Should you desire to check on your Paypal consideration 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 since the email began with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal will always address you by your first and last name. They'll never send you a message and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Still another way to tell if a contact is from Paypal would be to look at the full header. Read is a salient library for new info about when to deal with this view. The header can be your indication of if the email is from Paypal or-not. When looking at the header it should say who sent the email in the initial two lines. Example in the latest spoof mail I received it came from


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals host, you then know the email is a spoof. The FBI is earnestly investigating these spoofs, therefore please report any suspicious messages by sending them to You can even file a complaint with the Web Fraud Complaint Center at

More advice regarding defending your Paypal account is found at

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