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Default WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

FYI....

There have been a lot of emails being sent recently that look like they are from PayPal, but are really phishing emails from scammers.

They look like they are coming from PayPal, but they are not. They say that your account has been limited but DO NOT give you any reason for the limitation. They tell you to log into your PayPal account for more information and provide a link.

DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK!


It will take you to a website that looks exactly like the real PayPal website, but is actually a scam site designed to steal your username and password.

STAYING SAFE:

If you ever receive an email from PayPal, Amazon, eBay or your bank saying that your account has been limited, or will be limited, NEVER CLICK ON ANY LINK IN THE EMAIL, even if it looks totally legitimate!

Instead, use your browser to go to PayPal (or whatever site) the way you normally do and log on that way. If your account really IS limited, you will see what the problem is.

One of the emails I received claimed my account was not limited but "will be limited soon if we do not hear from you within 24 hours". If you are going to have a PayPal or bank account limited, there are usually no warnings, so these emails are almost certainly a scam. Again, if PayPal has a problem with you, logging into your account the normal way will show you what the problem is.
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Thanks for the heads up Jeff.

It appears these people are back on the war path and sending these like they did a few years back in bulk numbers.
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RUle of thumb is to see if they Say your name and if they want you to click on a link.

Always log into paypal to check these things
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First thing to do when you get an email from ebay or paypal about limitations or MC999 or anything like that is check the header to make sure it came from who it says.

It will tell you exactly who sent it. I rarely log into my accounts unless i HAVE to

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I got one few weeks ago but it was a payment confirmation and when I clicked on the link the add was not from paypal
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never click on a link from a email from PayPal.
Protect yourself. Sign into PayPal and check everything

Simple protection
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

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I got one few weeks ago but it was a payment confirmation and when I clicked on the link the add was not from paypal

i had the same situation on the past!
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

Pretty slick this scam - aimed for the folks who are ignorant...I never click on links via e-mail...I always prefer to log directly into PP to see.

Only e-mail I would click from PP would be the "CONFIRMATION OF EMAIL" email.
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

Not had one of these, thanks for the head up though
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

No never had one but a friend has...he never fell for it, but was then suspended within days! Very strange....also had about 22k go through the account within 3-4 months.

Limitation was on the basis they didn't like his business model.

Strange..
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No never had one but a friend has...he never fell for it, but was then suspended within days! Very strange....also had about 22k go through the account within 3-4 months.

Limitation was on the basis they didn't like his business model.

Strange..
Lucky it was not you.

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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

lol even if i see a link from pp (and knew it was 100% from them) i wouldn't click it ;}
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

I did get one of those about a month ago and said my account was going to be limited unless I update my information..it wanted my to click on to the link and it turned out to not be Pay-pal after all who sent it..
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

Never click a link in emails is always the best practice. Be safe
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

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FYI....

There have been a lot of emails being sent recently that look like they are from PayPal, but are really phishing emails from scammers.

They look like they are coming from PayPal, but they are not. They say that your account has been limited but DO NOT give you any reason for the limitation. They tell you to log into your PayPal account for more information and provide a link.

DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK!


It will take you to a website that looks exactly like the real PayPal website, but is actually a scam site designed to steal your username and password.

STAYING SAFE:

If you ever receive an email from PayPal, Amazon, eBay or your bank saying that your account has been limited, or will be limited, NEVER CLICK ON ANY LINK IN THE EMAIL, even if it looks totally legitimate!

Instead, use your browser to go to PayPal (or whatever site) the way you normally do and log on that way. If your account really IS limited, you will see what the problem is.

One of the emails I received claimed my account was not limited but "will be limited soon if we do not hear from you within 24 hours". If you are going to have a PayPal or bank account limited, there are usually no warnings, so these emails are almost certainly a scam. Again, if PayPal has a problem with you, logging into your account the normal way will show you what the problem is.
thanks for the heads up..Jeff
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

All these spoofy spoofs have made people paranoid about clicking on any links.

From time to time I have to send a buyer a Paypal money request. I always tell them that the email will come from XXX (my company name) which may not be the same as my shop name on that platform.

Then they will know what the email is when it arrives.

I also tell them that if they feel nervous about clicking on the link they can log into Paypal and find the money request at the top of their account overview page so they can pay it there without clicking any link.
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

The problem.. they are making it look like it is from PP. I would not open an email anyway. May help if I checked any of the accounts
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

Its still seems to be flying about, I've not had one but another issue this causes are my buyers accounts...

I have seen an increase in purchases that have gone though only for there to be held in my paypal account because the account holder has raised a case of unauthorised access.

This means these ppl have prob clicked on these scam email links and the scammers have got hold of their PP accounts and used it to buy stuff off me!

Thankfully I've sent everything with tracking so I'm protected by PayPal but a good heads up for everyone here...you dont have to be the one who clicks on one of these email links to get hit by the scam!
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

i just got a ⊗⊗⊗⊗ email from member@paypall.com saying my account is limited
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

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i just got a ⊗⊗⊗⊗ email from member@paypall.com saying my account is limited
I got 2 on separate accounts.
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Default Re: WARNING: PayPal Limited Emails

I also got one from member@paypall.com and I have to say they did a good job.

Be aware !!!
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Lol the @Paypall.com brings back memories. I used to get those all the time for years, haven't recently though. I remember like 4 years ago I even went along with an email I received, not realizing it was spam, and changed my pw with them and credit card, etc. I realized right away afterwards that the site wasn't PP and ended up contacting PP about it. Of course they didn't do jack about it (despite customer service being better back then).
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