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Dosco

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I have had some 20 emails advising that my "PP account has been restricted and I need to respond...." did not open any of the emails but forwarded them to the PP spoof reporting centre.

Each time I receive back an automatic reply telling me it was a 'phishing' email.

Given that the email address I use for Ebay/PayPal is a stand alone and has not been used for some 10 months I have tried in vain to get some sort of 'why' answer from EB and PP to date no response - so folks if you get something like this forward to: spoof@paypal.com not that it appears to do any good!

No doubt some low life scum bag in Nigeria, now where did I put my long barrel sniper rifle and selection of plastic bang bang stuff, any volunteers like to join me in the hunt? tally ho chaps and chapesses:cool:
 

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now where did I put my long barrel sniper rifle and selection of plastic bang bang stuff, any volunteers like to join me in the hunt? tally ho chaps and chapesses:cool:

I'm quite happy to come along and help with the body count. Will there be someone from the Catering Corps in your party? :D
 

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I'm quite happy to come along and help with the body count. Will there be someone from the Catering Corps in your party? :D

This is a serious matter Alex, and you are thinking of your stomach!
 

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I get them all the time, I know they are only trying to get me to login so they can get my details so I usually enter a vile user name and password, funny how it doesnt log me in after that.

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These emails are all over the place I have had loads of them...
Remember that paypal will always use your name when they contact you these spoof emails almost always begin with something like... dear paypal customer/member and will tell you that someone has been trying to log in to your account and that they need to check your details ,they look quite genuine with the paypal logo etc and even offer you a direct link from the email, they will sometimes quote a case number and threaten that your access will be limited.. DELETE THEM

Cheers the big fella
 

Alex M Grieve

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This is a serious matter Alex, and you are thinking of your stomach!

Yes, comprehensive planning is important Sarah. Roger does enjoy these events, but he can get quite irascible when peckish - so taking a leaf out of piglets book, I always like to plan ahead ..............
 

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Ah, you've met my stomach Helen - well at least you understand ..........:Oops:

I haven't met your stomach, but yes, I understand only too well. ;)
 
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Take my advice and bin paypal asap.

Their security is a joke and when the sh#t hits the fan and money gets stolen from your bank account due to their crap security you will wish you had heeded my advice because thats when the fun really begins.
 

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Take my advice and bin paypal asap.

Their security is a joke and when the sh#t hits the fan and money gets stolen from your bank account due to their crap security you will wish you had heeded my advice because thats when the fun really begins.

unless you have a barclays account they automaticly stoped paypal from taking money out even when it was me spending it lol
 

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I normally follow the links, and if they arent already listed as phishing sites, I put fake details in. then they have to wade through the fake accounts for nothing :)
 

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