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Hi my 14 year old son just got scammed using the website de pop.unbeknown to me he sent £35 as friends and family payment to <removed> for a top on de pop. as it was sent as friends and family paypal will not look into the transaction. paypal do hold details of this guys bank account and he has scammed a lot more people than just my son. How is he allowed to get away with this ? Here's the email again <removed> can anyone help me get his address as I would like to pay him a visit thanks I just saw I'm not allowed to put on an email address of scammed. Is this paypal protecting scanners yet again for their business greed
Beware of this person, tried to scam me on a car sale
I just received the exact same (word for word) email today myself. Considering it a scam and not replying to the email or opening the attachment.
This is very popular theses days.
Check the sender's email address; it is NOT a PayPal address.
It is a SCAM.
Do click on any links.
Forward to spoof@ PayPal.com
My girlfriend also got the email and the content is totally the same. The sender from ptpachira.com. We tried to find out where is the domain but that was an Indonesia company. However, we do have some concern about why he can get our personal information include name, email and the past address. Thanks for the help!
I received a suspicious email from someone saying that I had fraudulently billed them and they were going to take the case to the police, etc. It was from an email address (at)orange.fr. I have seen one other entry in this forum about a similar email. The email I received includecd a link to download a file, but of course I didn't click on the link, nor did I respond to the email. I'm sure it's a fraud, but now I have another problem.
Anytime I try to forward it to "firstname.lastname@example.org", I get a reply saying that the email I sent them was stripped of all content. I even tried sending info about it from another email account from another provider, and I got the same thing! I tried it with and without the link to the attachment, and also just with general info about the phishing email, not forwarding the whole thing or doing a cut-and-paste of all the info.
Has someone figured out how to hack email to strip it of content when it is sent to spoof(at)paypal.com? Or is the spoof reporting system just down? Did somebody hack THAT?
BTW, the other string from another user who got a similar email had a note that the subject/problem had been solved. BALONEY! The phishing email I got had my REAL home address on it! How the heck did the phisher get my home address? AND, even though I have several email addresses, it came to the one email address that was associated with the PayPal account!
This is new, and because the scammer has people's real home addresses, it is far more serious than just a general phishing scam. This has dangerous personal information about the potential victims!
Please, PayPal, get on this and find out what the heck is going on!
The other string from the person who received a similar phishing email is /t5/About-Protections/Weird-Paypal-related-e-mail/m-p/1186065#U1186065
Again, the intended victim's REAL HOME ADDRESS was included with the email.
I received this fraud message today:
Subject: RE: paypaI service
Your Account has been Frozen .
We regret to inform you that your account has been locked
Because you try to access your account from a strange place .
Please Login to your account and update your info and will be
automatically activate the account from link below .
Note: Please update your data within 72 hours.
Otherwise, we will close your account for your protection.