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Grafter
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Registered: ‎14-08-2007

Re: Paypal

The point that the email suggests you type its address into the address bar seems to suggest it's genuine.
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Re: Paypal

Quote from: artmo
Because I got mine from them as I do each month Wink

You are a phishers dream.
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Re: Paypal

Quote from: jac2285
The point that the email suggests you type its address into the address bar seems to suggest it's genuine.

Strat never mentioned his email said that.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying his email is fake, merely that Artmo shouldn't be saying that it is genuine from the information provided.
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Re: Paypal

I said it was genuine because I had one myself Roll_eyes
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Re: Paypal

Exactly! Just because yours was genuine doesn't mean Strat's is too just because the first few lines are the same!
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Re: Paypal

After this thread I thought I'd better look at monthly statement email I'd received from PayPal.
Page link opened was 100% genuine and was verified.
That said I didn't bother entering password as I know what's there.
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Re: Paypal

Quote from: Mav
It's rare for fishing emails to address you by name and surname.
I've yet to see one.

Be very wary.
I've been getting an increased number of spam mails from companies who have obviously been sold my details from somewhere. I suspect it was an online insurance company or an overseas mail order company. The spam is coming through to my correct firstname/lastname and although I've not had a "log onto your bank" type email, it's only a matter if time.
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Re: Paypal

Quote from: nadger
After this thread I thought I'd better look at monthly statement email I'd received from PayPal.
Page link opened was 100% genuine and was verified.
That said I didn't bother entering password as I know what's there.

Thank you nadger.  Everybody with a Paypal account will receive a monthly statement.  I'm sure Strat's was genuine like yours.
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Re: Paypal

Quote from: picbits
Quote from: Mav
It's rare for fishing emails to address you by name and surname.
I've yet to see one.

Be very wary.

I am - I refer you to an earlier reply I made:
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But, even If I am convinced it is from PaytPal I still type the address into FF myself. No point in taking risks. I never click on links that could take me to one of my banks or other institution that holds financial or other personal information that can identify me.

I always either enter the url direct or use a previously set bookmark.

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

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Re: Paypal

Quote from: artmo
Everybody with a Paypal account will receive a monthly statement.

I've never had one.
(and yes I DO have a PayPal account)
It would appear that PayPal themselves don't know! https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/My-account-settings-Archive/Monthly-Account-statement-email/td-p...
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Re: Paypal

Quote from: HPsauce
I've never had one.

I never had one until I didn't buy anything on ebay for a couple of months so I never used paypal either.
I wonder if it starts up as a sort of reminder?
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Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Re: Paypal

Quote from: artmo
Everybody with a Paypal account will receive a monthly statement.

I had a paypal account for years and never once had a monthly statement even when I had monthly subscriptions setup. Granted I could login and see what had been going on but I never got anything by email.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Paypal

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This link will take you to the secure PayPal homepage where you can log in to your PayPal account. If you're concerned about the security of this email, type www.paypal.co.uk into your browser and log in that way.

However if I was sending out spoof emails I would put this in to encourage a feeling of trust thereby leading the recipient to click the button.
I have had a PayPal account for over 3 years and this is the first email of this type I have received, hence the cautiousness.

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Re: Paypal

I've been getting these emails for a few months now. All have been genuine.
But, as with all monetary emails, I always log in via my short cuts!
Geoff,
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Re: Paypal

regardless of the emails sent,by any establishment, suggesting you click on their "linky"... to access that information... it should be viewed with caution, as strat has done... do not even have a "favourite"/"bookmark".... go to the site direct .