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PayPal scam?

I just got an e-mail from what appears to be PayPal saying my account was in suspension until I changed some info in my profile. Using the link in the e-mail it appears to be their site but they were just asking for too much info, like CC info, bank account #s, SS info, etc. Why would they need my SS#? Another thing that bothered me was all the tool bar links at the top of the page, none of them worked. And after logging in on that page, I opened another window, logged into paypal and there was nothing to indicate my account was under suspension. I hope I didn't compromise my password, think I'll change it anyway, just something to watch out for. Keep safe people!!
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I get them a lot from paypal, ebay and others. Never does it say my name in the address. Dear pay pal customer, or Dear Ebay user..... Never open a link in the email, open it from your own link.

On FB recently I saw an ad for Oakley sunglasses with Chineese writing.. I knew they were knock offs. I ordered 2 pair for 50.00.... Nice ones.... I have 3 real pairs..... I no sooner sent payment my CC company calls with a fraud alert... did you just make a purchase in China for alike 70.00? I said noooo I make a purchase thru Oakley... My CC company canceled my card and the transaction, and sent me a new card... 1 week later the glasses show up from China........ Damn nice looking knock offs........ I did a reverse scam on them............ LOL....... and ...... the ad is back ......... I may do it again with another card......... put it in dispute..... what they gonna do? report me for failing to buy knock offs? ..........

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I just got an e-mail from what appears to be PayPal saying my account was in suspension until I changed some info in my profile. Using the link in the e-mail it appears to be their site but they were just asking for too much info, like CC info, bank account #s, SS info, etc. Why would they need my SS#? Another thing that bothered me was all the tool bar links at the top of the page, none of them worked. And after logging in on that page, I opened another window, logged into paypal and there was nothing to indicate my account was under suspension. I hope I didn't compromise my password, think I'll change it anyway, just something to watch out for. Keep safe people!!
It is absolutely a scam.
As GTO JUDGE said; NEVER click on the link in one of those "phishing" emails. Always log in to the account from the site (PayPal, eBay, whatever).

Also, you can forward scam messages like that to PayPal.
Just forward the message; don't put anything in the subject line of in the body of the email.
If it's PayPal, send the email to: [email protected]
If it's eBay, send it to: [email protected]

You'll get a confirmation email from eBay or PayPal to let you know if the message was legitimate (they NEVER are legitimate...)

Good idea to change your password immediately.

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Yes I did change it. Thanks for the link will forward it right now.
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It is absolutely a scam.
As GTO JUDGE said; NEVER click on the link in one of those "phishing" emails. Always log in to the account from the site (PayPal, eBay, whatever).

Also, you can forward scam messages like that to PayPal.
Just forward the message; don't put anything in the subject line of in the body of the email.
If it's PayPal, send the email to: [email protected]
If it's eBay, send it to: [email protected]

You'll get a confirmation email from eBay or PayPal to let you know if the message was legitimate (they NEVER are legitimate...)

Good idea to change your password immediately.

PayPal's system is slipshod at best. That's why I always use my credit cards -- you can dispute scam charges and the credit card companies usually back up the cardholders. Just my two cents...

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PayPal is safe for BUYERS. but I would never open or respond to any email that I didn't generate. If you ever have any doubts about a message or transaction, go to your PayPal and log into your account and operate from there. Chances are its phishing. I get tons of them on eBay, but I am on there all the time with thirty three thousand items for sale. PayPal is not that great for sellers. Being an eBay owned company, they are all about buyers. Anytime a buyer claims the item did not arrive, or was not as described, money is returned and taken from us sellers. Be diligent about your info. They will never ask you to update.
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