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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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got an email from paypal (scam)

saying they updated there software and needed me to update my information they wanted my bank account router # ok i understand that one, then they wanted my debit card #, ok still understand that one, then they wanted my pin # for the debit card???????? I dont fucking think so. anyone else get this email? there is no way i would give them that information, I would use a credit card # before that. I dont think the link was legit so i just deleted it.


just thought id give a heads up or see if anyone knows if that was actually legit?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 03:29 PM
 
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Definitely a scam. I work for a financial institution (I am TJpilot's wife) and investigated this on Friday. It is a crime ring from Checkoslavakia actually. They did a pretty good job of copying the homepage of paypal--except for a misspelling. DO NOT FILL OUT THE INFO. Good catch!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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thats what i thought. Im going to sticky this for awhile incase anyone else gets it or has gotten the same email.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 03:39 PM
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I got one of those too and forwarded it to Paypal. They emailed back and Paypal said that it was a fake.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 06:03 PM
Who's faster Lupi
 
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This has happened to me in the past. I contacted Paypal. They said they do not send out emails like this and will not ask to verify information until you log into their site. Told me never to fill any of these out and to forward copies to them to investigate. Good catch Jim.

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