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i had the same email whilst avertising my car for sale.some so called marine engineer who was at sea,lol.wanted to buy my car for a gift for his son.i thought nothing of it until after i sent my paypal email,i recieved a email stating how there was a problem with paypal and a hold had been out on his payment to me.i got suspicious when he said how i should check my spam/junk mail for the email from paypal.and even more so when i seen the £350.00 it said i had to pay before the money would be put into my account.also it said how i could not phone only email if i had any enquires wit h paypal.and surely it would have cost more to ship my car to the u.s.a.lol.so please be warned.
I believe someone just tried a scam on me too. I have put an add for car, so called interested buyer texted back (it was not possible to reply) with an attached email address asking for a picture of the car. Then in his reply he explained that he was overseas and needed my paypal email and phone number for immediate transfer. He went under the name Austin Hummel, so please be aware.
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!