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** Spoof / Phishing Emails - Tips on how to identify & stay protected **

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Re: ** Spoof / Phishing Emails - Tips on how to identify & stay protected **

Same subject different angle.


I am amazed that when I go to vendors websites and go through the usual to and fro between paypal pages and the vendors pages that nothing of the following kind happens..



1. Automatic logout

2. A message to say "you are still logged in".


I always visit after a transation on a third party website and log myself out - some people might be surprised

to find that as a  result on a third party website they remain logged in to paypal, then perhaps if they are in a public place they go get a coffee.




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Suspicious Email from service @



I have received 2 strange email's from this email address 'service @'. I found another similar topic that says this is a genuine paypal address but it doesn't make any sense.


The email address I received these email's is on another email account of mine that is not signed up to paypal. 


The 2 email's I received are titled 'Your account has been limited until we hear from you' and the other 'Welcome to PayPal'. The latter is asking me to click a confirm email button. What is more strange is they are addressing a 'lee tom' which isn't even my name, and I do not believe it is possible for someone to accidentally mistype my email because it is a student address constructed from my course initials, year I started, my own initials, and the name of the university itself.


Can someone please inform me of what I should do please?





Re: Suspicious Email from service @

Hi graham01, 


When PayPal send you an email we will always address you using your full name and we never put links in our emails. However as the email address seems to be addressing someone elses name I would suggest that you contact us to confirm the emails you have been receiving. 


To contact us please click on the contact us link at the bottom of every PayPal page. 


I hope this helps 


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Re: Suspicious Email from service @



i got an email with the same email address and i sent it to can you please send the correct link of Paypal where we can register. is there a fake website of this?




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Re: Suspicious Email from service @

Guys. When getting an email like this, click forward and check the actual email. This is one I got today from "service @" <hilar.jupti @> So the name on the email account is a correct PayPal account but the actual address is a fraud. Always check for the actual address. What you see is basically a title. Always be vigilant, I learnt the hard way.
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Re: Suspicious Email from service @

i just got the same email and first thing i did was cheking the meail adress not the title and it turns out to be from "hiloi.jins @"

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Re: Suspicious Email from service @

I received a similar email this morning.  On closer inspection, I noticed the email was from intl.paypa"i".com. (without the quotes).  The last letter in paypal was cleverly replaced with a capital "i".  Most definitely a scam.

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Re: Suspicious Email from service @


This morning I just received an email similar as graham01 had received. "Welcome to Paypal...." from service[at]

I do use Paypal with another email address, but Paypal recipient email address has never been used to sign up on Paypal ! Also email is addressed to "tom lee" with chinese address. Of course it is not my name and I do not leave in China.

What is the next process to be sure that no Paypal account will be used with my email address ? (Moreover my email address is build with firstname+lastname@companyname) .

What about the confirmation code within Paypal message ? How to contact Paypal and tell them to delete this account ?

Please help !




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Re: Suspicious Email from service @

I too have received the same email. Requesting email addy confirmation. It's an email address I have but not for paypal & gives an address in China & the acc name of lee Tom. I live in the UK! Can anyone advise?


Re: Suspicious Email from service @

Hi there NTGroup, 




I have escalated both of your accounts to be reviewed, don't worry however there is no risk involved to your account or your information if someone has used your email address. 


Can I ask that you send an email from your actual PayPal account by clicking on 'Contact Us' at the bottom of the page and state the email address that you have received this email to.