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Warning! Paypal Fraud Mail On The Loose!

If any of you receives an immediate and urgent mail from "Paypal", please do not reply by clicking on the link provided, this is just another scam link that is repeatedly sent out from other sources trying to gain access to your account.

The Email sent clearly indicated a paypal link but within, it lies another weblink "http://www.startimes2.us/cmThkRqcUe5qBbIUMLTMUxjVXHuoiRBMC8Qg1BHav4pYFzembFoENcG1gf3H4PaiYU4h/". I was convince, i had some issues since i just received an amount from a review sponsor and would need to check the amount to verify and the mail came on time, warning me of problems on my account!

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A way to avoid becoming the next victim is to login to your paypal on a separate browser or tab and login through the authentic website, instead of clicking on the link to view the problem. Do not learn it through the hard way, hope this keep everyone on alert of such scams mails floating around.



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124 Responses to "Warning! Paypal Fraud Mail On The Loose!"

Graham.T

It was after your post that i realise in my email, i have the same scam notice and i have reported this matter to paypal for further investigation, thanks!

Sherry says
December 9, 2008 12:13 PM

thanks for sharing this info. I sure hope this moron get caught!

Sherry says
December 9, 2008 12:14 PM

they must have got nothing better to do. Its hard earn money there!

outsource2success says
December 9, 2008 1:52 PM

Great blog. Very nice resource. I have a blog on making money on the internet. Please do visit.

blue_eyes says
December 10, 2008 2:49 PM

Thanks for sharing this problem..very kind of u. :*

Bird Cage Fan says
December 11, 2008 7:30 PM

Thank you that inform us.

Helen Parker says
December 12, 2008 1:39 AM

PayPal never sends any letters for their users as far as I know. You should be very carefully. The best way is to report PayPal about it. But thank you for the notice.
Good luck!

Furniture says
December 12, 2008 1:05 PM

Thank's for your great article.

Prue says
December 16, 2008 10:12 AM

Thanks for a wonderful article. Good information. Appreciate it. All the best !

Gerri says
December 21, 2008 4:40 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Why do people feel the need to scam others of their earnings?

Web Design Company USA says
December 22, 2008 3:53 PM

I appreciate the time and effort you have taken to post this information and help us keep our guard against disclosing such data.

Busby SEO Test says
December 29, 2008 4:09 AM

I got the same situation many times, and never even once tempted to click the link, but there's a simple way to notice whether the email originally from Paypal or not, by seeing the email sender address, and certainly Fraudulent will be @ of non-paypal.com domain, this for example:

paypal@interpet.com

or any other domain, and if it's originally from paypal the email address will be like this:

paypal@paypal.com

international shipping says
January 2, 2009 1:26 AM

thanks a lot for posting this to inform us abt the problem.

seosoeasy says
January 2, 2009 3:07 PM

Thanks for letting us know the issue and as far as this is the first time i came to know about this issue by refering the above post.

poseidon says
January 2, 2009 11:29 PM

I always forward SPAMMY e-mails to paypal but thanks for the notice.
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Happy new year !

Ukrainian girls says
January 3, 2009 8:36 PM

What is the relation with the movie pic of "Bounty Hunters". I didn't get it.

Brazil brides says
January 3, 2009 8:38 PM

I already doing social bookmarking when I submit the new post. And I think I still get better traffic from it

Personal Injury says
January 6, 2009 1:18 AM

thanks for the caution. i will be careful abt it.

Keyamoni says
January 7, 2009 7:36 PM

The paypal mail is not new. It has been crawling for long time. right now it is walking. and soon it will be running.

Redner says
January 9, 2009 9:03 PM

Thanks a lot for sharing this. It never happened to me, but it is good that I know that this could happen.

new home guide says
January 11, 2009 5:28 AM

Thanks for the warning;-)

Child Care says
January 19, 2009 4:59 PM

Thanks for the useful information.We should give attention against this kind of scam.

Anirban Roy says
January 25, 2009 8:16 AM

u r absolutely right! thats the best way to prevent fake page scam.
once i almost fell for it. the difference between the sender email address & paypal domain was so subtle that i was just about to enter my id & password from the email link.
thankfully at the last moment i noticed that. from then i always follow this practice.

emule gratis says
January 28, 2009 9:47 PM

I'm among those who received those mail...and typing in Gooooogle the fake link I got here.

Thank you for helping to identify and avoid scam like this one.

Dr.D says
February 6, 2009 9:33 PM

very nice and informative site.. i have a great time reading all your topic.. keep it up and hope to read more soon.

diabetes 2 cure says
March 24, 2009 1:30 PM

thanks for urgent information...I always use paypal for my transaksion....must be careful

reflux says
March 31, 2009 2:33 PM

I use this service....thanks for information

bmx bikes says
March 31, 2009 8:43 PM

Hey it is really a very serious issue. I always use Pay Pal what should I do?

john detitta says
April 4, 2009 2:30 PM

Thanks for the information. I'll keep that in mind.

Anonymous

Warning Letter

Subject: Be Aware of Mr. Anthony Bowser Robert (Greece/US. Citizen)

Dear, Everyone

According to my own experience, Mr. Anthony Bowser is not a credible man because he took my money with the amount of 283,000 baht and he did not pay me back at all. Firstly, he invited me to invest with him and told me that we would have a lot of profits from his business. In fact, he wants only the money you invest with him. Therefore, I have to warn everyone who knows or gets involved with this man; try to avoid doing business with him, or do not let him borrow your money. I can guarantee to you that you will face the same situation like me. He has many reasons and excuses to avoid giving your money back or sharing profit to you, such as his mother’s death, lost of profits, etc.
I know him for a while; he is not a good business partner because he always wants only a big amount of profit from you. He has very good skills of persuasion, so please be careful of him even though you will lose your big amount of money. If you are in these fields of business: forwarder, trading, and agent which are related to FURNITURE, HOTEL SUPPLIER, TOWELS, FROZEN FOODS, COPIED BRAND PRODUCTS, SHOES, HOUSEWARES, TEXTILES OR GARMENTS, TOY MODELS, HANDICRAFTS, AND DENTAL TOOLS, ETC.; PLAESE BE AWARE OF HIM.

NOTE: Now, he has a warrant of arrest of fraudulent

Laksh (Make Money Online with a 17 year old kid) says
April 15, 2009 10:25 AM

Hi, thx for sharing with us about this scam. This is not new for me at all. I deal with these types of scams when it comes to any popular website. I have got phishing mails pretending to be from facebook, myspace etc and asking for login when clicked on the link.

As very well said above, don't login through the link provided in the mail. Just open the website directly n login there.

Regards
Laksh

Design Training says
April 16, 2009 5:02 PM

I regular member in paypal so, thanks for this info

Rolex Replica says
April 23, 2009 9:18 PM

Dear,
This is exellent post , it’s amazing . Thanks for writing this topic , with so many details .Very useful ,that’s why . I keep you in my RSS reader.

kenneth sena says
May 12, 2009 12:58 AM

this is such a creepy thing to experience especially in the situations that we are experiencing now. we can not afraid to loose more because of the crisis that we re experiencing. we have to be aware guys. we need to be aware to become a victim! be wise. no one is safe online.

market profile says
May 20, 2009 1:13 AM

Thanks for the nice tips and sharing it, this is really panicky kind of if it happens..

Austin TX Realtors says
May 21, 2009 7:46 PM

Boy this one is really looking like as original paypal email. Any one could get confuse.

Hats off to your raising your alarming arm.

Home Appliance Low Price says
May 22, 2009 1:42 PM

I really appreciate that you have chosen to share such important information. There are millions who use Paypal every day and some stupid scam mail can just walk away with your details and rob u of ur money.

The image u have given here shows that the mail looks exactly like original one so its easy to get fooled. I hope no one gets to learn it the hard way.

juicy couture says
May 24, 2009 5:00 AM

I thought Paypal is the safest way for business but it is not now. I can see several fraud people out there on many webmaster forums. I think paypal should take some serious security measures.

Chris says
May 28, 2009 9:43 AM

I've started getting my these emails to one of my accounts. They look real! The only reason its obvious to me is that I don't have a paypal account associated with it. BEWARE!

zula | tiffany jewelry says
May 31, 2009 5:29 AM

Chris, are we allowed to have more than one Paypal accounts? I think that is restricted and prohibited. Please let us know.

dental products says
June 2, 2009 4:19 PM

Such an alarming issue. Thank you for informing us. It makes me feel more wiser before accepting any messages.

Free Banner Maker says
June 3, 2009 4:24 AM

I agree this is indeed an alarming issue. Most of us here already know something when it comes to paypal and to think that some people would try something to harness its credibility.

Stop Dreaming Start Action says
June 22, 2009 1:00 PM

Becareful with phising on your email please.

best places to travel says
June 25, 2009 3:58 AM

Thanks for the info. Thankfully, I don't check my e-mail as much as I should haha.

Ryan | Business Domain Names says
June 25, 2009 4:01 PM

Thanks for the warning. Actually, this type of mail fraud has been spamming our mails for a long time. They have been using different formats and styles so that their scam won;t be obvious.

I believe Paypal already sorted out on how to deal with and solve this fraud problems. Paypal has been sending out notices to their users to check the mail before approving anything that came from Paypal. People these days would really do anything just to earn easy money. They don't care if it's illegal, all they care about is to earn. The population of people who are creating fraud is increasing each year especially when the recession came.

Paypal is still safe to use but we need to be extra cautious to those people who are trying to steal our money by illegal means.

Finance Advisory Stop says
July 4, 2009 7:11 PM

I've gotten this a few time. Not going to fall for it! Sorry scammers.

dental implants Southampton says
July 5, 2009 8:41 PM

I have gotten this kind of message for a couple of times and I believe this is just another form of phishing and people beware... This is just an example there are other kinds of email that makes you log in to your secure account... Thanks for the heads up though I believe that this will prove to be a significant entry for other people... :)

Anonymous

Avoid any offer to buy anything from the party with e-mail address naonlygod2009@aol.com He has not paid for an item he pleaded for me to send and I am out $449 U.S. funds.

web graphic design los angeles says
July 10, 2009 9:45 PM

I am glad that i came across this article! Thanks for sharing it! A while ago I received similar mail! I was curious about and did not click on the link provided! Hope nobody caught by these morons!

Buy Gold says
August 8, 2009 12:33 PM

thanks for the info.This clearly states that we must be cautious.

Chris says
August 19, 2009 8:33 PM

I am ltl curious to find out a profitable reason to do so. If you know, just think aloud.

Amyrhiz says
August 20, 2009 3:46 PM

Hey, thanks for the info. I really appreciate your concern. :-)

itot54joni says
August 24, 2009 4:49 AM

thanks a lot for sharing this great post, keep it up!

Trace Phone number says
September 1, 2009 7:56 PM

You have to be careful.Thanks for informing.

Kaiser says
September 2, 2009 11:33 AM

Thanks for Informing us.BTW just a tip if you are doing transaction onlineyou must be beware of this kind of fraud and watch your credit card so that you will not be scammed

Mick says
September 4, 2009 5:35 PM

Thank's for helpful information. You have very nice blog!

Lithuanian says
September 10, 2009 6:50 PM

Thanks!
I will be more careful with mail from PayPal now.

free advertising says
September 14, 2009 9:16 PM

The email is very convincing than the one i usually received. No wonder many people will click the link and give their email and password.
Thanks for the warning.

Stop Dreaming says
September 14, 2009 10:15 PM

Yes, I never got an email like that, but I did not respond because I know if it was not from Paypal

Garry says
September 18, 2009 9:30 PM

I think paypal should take some serious security measures on fraud mails. Great blog. Hopping for some more informative posts.

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Earth4Energy says
September 28, 2009 9:05 AM

Yeah this is totally not new. I have at least five of these fraudulent messages. I am so irritated by spam nowadays. If the email inbox was my life, I must be very lucky, I 'won' tons to lotteries I didnt even buy a ticket for.(sacarsm intended)

Ben says
October 6, 2009 6:20 PM

Informative post thanks for sharing with us for that problem!

Yana says
October 6, 2009 6:43 PM

I didn't have yet like this message before but you give me helpful information. Thank so much!

Sam says
October 7, 2009 5:54 PM

Thats not new. I have a lot of them and think that is serious problem. Also great blog dear!

Nina says
October 8, 2009 7:47 PM

Well is not a new!! But they must fixed that problem!

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October 18, 2009 9:09 AM

I heard about this. I get emails all the time.
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Juegos says
October 21, 2009 2:44 AM

I received many phishing PayPal emails, if you receive too, forward them to spoof@paypal.com

Caralluma Burns says
October 29, 2009 11:28 AM

I saw one of these email recently, well 3 months ago, and my wife almost feel for it, only reason I checked it was because we had had website security fraude recently on one of my membership sites, so guess I am paranoid now!

Anonymous

even I heard of these kinds of frauds..

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Tienda de informatica says
October 30, 2009 1:01 AM

Thanks a lot man, I'm the kind of man that use to click in all this side, I need to learn a lot of things about internet. some time scare me.

Fred

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contoh tugas akhir says
November 3, 2009 10:02 AM

Paypal have to more pay attention about this, because they can trace and caught the fraud.

Dentist in Birmingham says
November 4, 2009 12:40 AM

Dentist Birmingham got this mail too.. thanks for awareness

james says
November 6, 2009 5:36 PM

Thank you for sharing such an useful information. Paypal must do semething serious to identify the frauds that misuse their service.

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November 12, 2009 2:18 AM

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Facebook application developer says
November 18, 2009 8:15 PM

Hi,
Thanks for the useful information.We should give attention against this kind of scam.

David says
November 19, 2009 3:53 AM

I wonder who think these things up. If they work, they will probably work only the first 1 week and people will catch on. I don´t think people are that stupid anymore.

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November 24, 2009 9:57 PM

I hope not much money was lost in this.. People do crazy things to make money.. a person would have worked all his life to make money.Invisalign Birmingham | Dental Implants Birmingham

HOLIDAY COTTAGES says
November 25, 2009 11:20 AM

If this is true information so you did great job to share it with us. It such a social work to aware the blogger about that.

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November 25, 2009 7:04 PM

Would you believe it.Yesterday only i got one such e-mail.

allungare pene says
December 9, 2009 6:53 PM

thanks for this post very interesting

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December 12, 2009 2:08 AM

It was nice going through it. keep it up the good work.
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Divorce Lawyer in Austin says
December 17, 2009 3:20 AM

I've been using paypal for almost 2 years now and so far so good hope I wont fall victim to this scam, and another tip to those paypal user please dont open your account when your using a pc from net cafe's coz you might not know if they are using keylogger software to get you account info.

Character Education Resources says
December 17, 2009 6:54 PM

Thanks for the information buddy. I 'll try to take care of it. You have saved me. Thanks again buddy.

John says
December 18, 2009 1:09 AM

I got this Paypal fraudulent email many times and sometimes they pretend to be domain registrant such as Godaddy reminding us that our domains need to be renewed and provided a direct link within the email for us to click

gokhan says
December 20, 2009 8:11 AM

everyone must be carefull

junaid says
December 21, 2009 2:35 AM

Thanks. You saved me. Thanks again

Web Design Company Chennai says
December 22, 2009 4:36 PM

Hi Guy's... Thank you for alert info about ebay misusers...

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degrees says
December 30, 2009 12:08 AM

nice post, keep up.

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December 30, 2009 4:17 AM

thanks for that info about paypal, really nice post

piles rechargeables aaa says
January 2, 2010 8:07 PM

Thanks for warning against this sort of things.

Rachel says
January 8, 2010 7:00 AM

What happens if you fall for it and click on the link? The 'clever' fraud mail that looks like it comes from the proper website is quite scary.

Video Rin Sakuragi says
January 13, 2010 9:15 AM

Thanks, at least we can be more careful when there is an email like that

Austin Divorce Lawyer says
January 16, 2010 2:38 AM

Thanks for posting about this latest fraud hoping many readers will learn from this and always remember to be vigilant whenever you do online transaction. Always double check the emails that you receive so that you wont fall a victim.

cellular phone accessories says
January 20, 2010 12:29 AM

Damn this hackers,always comming with something new. Thanks for sharing the info,very useful. Cheers.

mp3 download says
January 29, 2010 8:22 PM

Thank you very much for this information. I never do this. Thanks for sharing this post.

marriage couseling says
January 30, 2010 4:13 AM

Well this is a bit serious from a website that we've always thought to be so secure and safe!!!

Joseph Smith says
February 2, 2010 10:42 AM

I'm amazed that people still fall for this! These fraud messages, supposedly from Paypal, have been going on for years!

Good to keep putting the message out there.

Facebook Developer says
February 2, 2010 7:32 PM

I've started getting my these emails to one of my accounts. They look real!

Ares Vista says
February 4, 2010 3:51 AM

I use PayPal and I hope we do not see any problems.

Nottingham Locksmith says
February 5, 2010 7:52 AM

Its amazing that people still fall for these scams but i guess their always fresh fish to catch - thanks for the heads up.

Howard says
February 8, 2010 2:40 PM

These emails do come through a lot and I am amazed at how many people still click on them. THe company I work for with about 100 people there are 1-2 questions every week about it - it never sinks in!

Strangely there wasa lull over Christmas from the spammers - they obviously are a little bit human too:)

Capital loan says
February 9, 2010 10:53 PM

paypal scam seems like top of the iceberg- there are hundreds of scammers like that

pet supply says
February 9, 2010 10:59 PM

actually, those spammers dont know if u are using paypal or anything else, they try-paypal, banks, trusts- and if u are using one of it-then

yamahaci says
February 10, 2010 12:45 AM

Thanks For the information

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February 10, 2010 11:19 PM

This is a grate informative blog . Thanks for sharing the info.

Replica Vertu says
February 15, 2010 5:24 PM

I have received these kinds of mails from last 3 or 4 days. But luckily i didn't click on that link. Thank God buddy. I am on the safe end. Thanks for sharing such a great info buddy.

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February 16, 2010 4:48 AM

It's a calculative statement, It provides clear information.

webhost-choice.com says
February 24, 2010 4:52 AM

I have had these kind of mails too. The first paypal scam mail I got was like 4 years ago. I actually got tricked then and followed the link and logged in, afterwards i realised it was a spam/scam attempt and quickly changed my login details! :)

Instant Degree says
February 25, 2010 7:56 PM

Its amazing that people still fall for these scams but i guess their always fresh fish to catch - thanks for the heads up.I think i am on the safe end. Thanks for sharing such a great info buddy.

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March 3, 2010 2:48 PM

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definition of health says
March 4, 2010 5:05 PM

They look real! The only reason its obvious to me is that I don't have a paypal account associated with it.thanks..

cell phone booster says
March 4, 2010 10:57 PM

In my opinion, paypal is not a very ethical company to begin with, again that is not a reason to send scam mail on their behalf either

allungare il pene says
March 5, 2010 8:02 PM

thanks for the information. personally I think is very interesting and practical as a method, but it is better to be careful

balumarch9 says
March 9, 2010 6:55 PM

Wow! very useful post. Great sharing, nice post. Thanks for your post.

Jocuri says
March 13, 2010 5:28 AM

Grate post regarding paypal account, i really know something new from this article.

izoel says
March 26, 2010 10:57 AM

Thanks Etienne! The posting about Avoid Paypal Fraud Mail really very useful for me. Really great work internet marketing

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interior design rhode island says
March 28, 2010 6:23 AM

That's pretty bad! I hate scamers!

sport tourism says
March 29, 2010 11:25 AM

Avoid sales that are not in person. Save the online sales for eBay and treat Craigslist as a sort of digital ad service. Meet these people in person (which also requires a good deal of safety precautions). You are less likely to have your identity stolen that way.

Jingles says
March 31, 2010 7:58 PM

Is that possible that paypal could fraud with you.

Nathan says
April 3, 2010 4:38 AM

Your blog is very nice and informative.Thanks for sharing this.

Credit Card Processing says
April 12, 2010 2:51 PM

Thanks for sharing this, though this i will be guided.

Jesseca | Menu Printing says
April 21, 2010 3:31 PM

I also received an e-mail from paypal about this. I'm glad I came across your entry. Thanks for the warning!

alanhawk says
April 21, 2010 11:40 PM

That is not a reason to send scam mail on their behalf either. Thanks for sharing this information.
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