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"alerte de securite" email about dell.com purchase

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"alerte de securite" email about dell.com purchase

I received an email with subject line "alerte de securite" -- with invitation to click a link to fix a problem. I assume this a phishing scam, but want to know how to be sure something hasn't really been compromised.

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Re: "alerte de securite" email about dell.com purchase

@csabel

 

If its a spoof, DO NOT USE ANY LINK.

Firstly if the email/ text addressed you as ''Dear Member'' / ''Customer'' / ''Client'' OR your ''email address'' then that confirms its a spoof as paypal would address you by your full name eg Dear John Smith.

Secondly if there was a link OR attachment in that email to ''cancel'' the transaction or ''confirm'' any details then again it would be a spoof.

If there was a problem with your account paypal would not ask you to click on an unsafe link in an email or by downloading an attachment, they would direct you to log in normally and go to the resolution or the message centre for more information.

More info here >>
https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/how-to-spot-fake-emails-faq2340/2




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