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in regards to those suspicious emails, there are varies ways to tell whether or not it is fake, of course the first is to check the header but most people do not realize you can veiw a full header to find out all sorts of information. Of course another thing is to never NEVER click on any links in any emails but to manually go to the required address (i.e. paypal) and also to never download any "forms" they may say you need to fill out. If you ever receive an email from paypal saying your account is limited due to suspected fraudulant activities and you need to download a form to fill out and email in, always check the information in the header and call paypal to verify if you have been limited or not. If you find you havent then you need to forward the email you received to paypals fraud department.
From all the scam related messages, is that save to use PayPal to send and receive cash? Or giving out bank account number is more safe? what about MoneyGram? Is that safe?
If you noticed, most of these scams follow a similar pattern, trying to get money in advance, or stealing your information. As long as a person uses common sense, doesn't succumb to any pressure the scammers try to apply, doesn't pay any money to get more money (the advance fee scam), PayPal is about the safest method available. You DEFINITELY do NOT want to be giving out your Bank Account info!!!
Moneygram comes with it's own unique set of scams associated with it's use.
Nothing is 100% safe... unless, you're careful.
I also recieved this email message in my spam. I didn't open it I have just been trying to find out if this was true since I recently purchased something on ebay. Contacting Pay Pal hopefully it's not true
I get at least 1 per day, often 3 or 4 or more. Easy to identify the compomised website (that was hacked) to host the false PayPal login form by viewing the page's HTML source. I always write an email to the site's owner informing them they've had their website's server hacked.
I received this message this morningas well. I logged onto my paypal account and there are no messages about an account limitation. In the e-mail, when I clicked "Resolution Center" it took me to a website= whitneyjadehalsted.com
Definately a SCAM