From: Graham. on
A month ago I posted about the
"you've almost reached the payment limit on your account"
email and you guys confirmed my suspicion that it was a
ploy to add your bank details to your account.

Now they have sent me an email asking me to activate my
account by confirming my email address on their website,
which strikes me as odd as I have already successfully
made a payment via this account.

So is this another ploy or a genuine attempt to increase
security.
I am sure these emails are genuinely from Paypal,
Full name used, and addressed to email addresses
that are totally unique and never reused.


--
Graham.

%Profound_observation%


From: ShielaS on

"Graham." <me(a)privacy.com> wrote in message
news:g91iot$ldf$1(a)registered.motzarella.org...
>A month ago I posted about the
> "you've almost reached the payment limit on your account"
> email and you guys confirmed my suspicion that it was a
> ploy to add your bank details to your account.
>
> Now they have sent me an email asking me to activate my
> account by confirming my email address on their website,
> which strikes me as odd as I have already successfully
> made a payment via this account.
>
> So is this another ploy or a genuine attempt to increase
> security.
> I am sure these emails are genuinely from Paypal,
> Full name used, and addressed to email addresses
> that are totally unique and never reused.
>

If you forward the emails to spoof(a)paypal.com they get back to you quite
quickly Graham so they can put your mind at rest.


Shiela


From: h.tees on

"Graham." <me(a)privacy.com> wrote in message
news:g91iot$ldf$1(a)registered.motzarella.org...
>A month ago I posted about the
> "you've almost reached the payment limit on your account"
> email and you guys confirmed my suspicion that it was a
> ploy to add your bank details to your account.
>
> Now they have sent me an email asking me to activate my
> account by confirming my email address on their website,
> which strikes me as odd as I have already successfully
> made a payment via this account.
>
> So is this another ploy or a genuine attempt to increase
> security.
> I am sure these emails are genuinely from Paypal,
> Full name used, and addressed to email addresses
> that are totally unique and never reused.
>
>
> --
> Graham.
>
> %Profound_observation%
>

How thick are you! Have an adult check emails for you.
If you get any emails saying you have won the lottery in
return for your full personal details and bank account and
credit card numbers - just delete them.


From: Graham. on


>>A month ago I posted about the
>> "you've almost reached the payment limit on your account"
>> email and you guys confirmed my suspicion that it was a
>> ploy to add your bank details to your account.
>>
>> Now they have sent me an email asking me to activate my
>> account by confirming my email address on their website,
>> which strikes me as odd as I have already successfully
>> made a payment via this account.
>>
>> So is this another ploy or a genuine attempt to increase
>> security.
>> I am sure these emails are genuinely from Paypal,
>> Full name used, and addressed to email addresses
>> that are totally unique and never reused.
>>
>>

> How thick are you! Have an adult check emails for you.
> If you get any emails saying you have won the lottery in
> return for your full personal details and bank account and
> credit card numbers - just delete them.



Calm down, you'll have a coronary!

In a sense you are right I just looked more closely at the
code and it does use a classic phishing technique, but
I am convinced any scam is perpetrated by Paypal
themselves.
Where it says Log in to your account at www.paypal.co.uk
the hyperlink actually goes to
http://email1.paypal.com/u.d?DYXXXhkcn3yrC7XXXWRE=121
which I am sure is a paypal address and the code after the .com/
is unique to this email and effectively identifies me.
I felt it wise to change it here by replacing some characters with X
so it doesn't work, but in it's original form takes me to a page
where it asks me to click a "confirm email address" button
which I didn't bother to do, and clearly clicking the link
to get to the page has told them the email has been acted upon.

It's all a bit sinister but I am convinced no 3rd party is
involved.



--
Graham.

%Profound_observation%


From: Peter King on
On 26 Aug, 19:56, "ShielaS" <freddief...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> "Graham." <m...(a)privacy.com> wrote in message
>
> news:g91iot$ldf$1(a)registered.motzarella.org...
>
>
>
>
>
> >A month ago I posted about the
> > "you've almost reached the payment limit on your account"
> > email and you guys confirmed my suspicion that it was a
> > ploy to add your bank details to your account.
>
> > Now they have sent me an email asking me to activate my
> > account by confirming my email address on their website,
> > which strikes me as odd as I have already successfully
> > made a payment via this account.
>
> > So is this another ploy or a genuine attempt to increase
> > security.
> > I am sure these emails are genuinely from Paypal,
> > Full name used, and addressed to email addresses
> > that are totally unique and never reused.
>
> If you forward the emails to sp...(a)paypal.com they get back to you quite
> quickly Graham so they can put your mind at rest.
>

They will get back to quite quickly, and they'll say its a spoof,
doesn't mater if it is or not, they'll still say its a spoof