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PayPal scam help
show user profile  9krausec
Okay, so I don't use pay pal at all, but I just made a "transaction" of sorts.. And by that I mean someone deposited money into my account.. Now, I received an email notification of this from (

It has a button that says "Claim Your Money Now" that links me to another site that is asking for my payPal credentials.. Looks legit, but then again, when I log into my payPal from the actual payPal I am getting no notifications.

Is this how payPal works? I am doubtful and very skeptical that it wouldn't show up on my payPal account when I log into the site, but needs me to confirm and email first.

So.. Scam or legit? (I'm guessing phishing scam).

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2/17/2012 1:17:20 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:17:20 AM)
show user profile  Poopsmith
Looks like a scam to me.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb
3d 2d digital artist special effects poopsmith

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2/17/2012 1:23:33 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:23:33 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Well, that is stupid.. I sort of figured, but wanted to cross reference with people I trust (I.E. the strangers on this forum.. haha)..

Thanks Poopsmith.

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2/17/2012 1:26:34 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:26:34 AM)
show user profile  K-tonne
with paypal when you get a payment you receive an automatic email from the person who made the payment into your account- with the email address they used to make the deposit
should be a button labelled 'get the details' or similar in the email
you press this button, go to paypal's site and authorise the transfer
you get a conformation email (service@paypal.whatever) from paypal telling you the funds is in your bank account if you transfer it to there

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2/17/2012 1:27:30 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:27:30 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Yeah.. This is what the email looks like.. Figure this is good notice as to what is out there as far as scams (which this may very well be.. I don't use paypal that much, but I'm not entering anything until I get confirmation from payPal direct.. PoopSmith is right me thinks.. phishing)-

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2/17/2012 1:32:44 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:33:53 AM)
show user profile  jareu
Damn Nigerians!

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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2/17/2012 1:58:18 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:58:18 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
baha. They do it so well! I told the guy I am getting verification through PayPal Directly and he played it off all cool like it was still legit... Maybe he's a Nigerian prince.

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2/17/2012 1:59:59 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 1:59:59 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt

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2/17/2012 2:28:19 AM (last edit: 2/17/2012 2:32:55 AM)
show user profile  Kajico
Ugh, I shut down compromised or fradulent accounts almost daily at work that pull this kind of stuff.

They scrape for publicly listed emails off of facebook and other social media sites and then blast spam them all stating they deposited money to those emails (most people use their major email addresses for paypal). I can literally see the way this works by doing a dump of their traffic. I can see them scraping emails on one server, and I can see the emails being blasted out through compromised gmail, yahoo, and hotmail accounts with headers that make them look like they came from paypal.

Yeah, these are all phishing scams. Just use common sense, if someone sent you money don't you think you'd know about it before hand. Nobody just sends you money before doing a deal with you. They do a deal with you and then send money.

You thankfully recognized it, but there's so many other idiots out there that don't and if everyone was smart enough to not fall for this shit then my work days would be a lot easier.

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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2/17/2012 4:09:26 PM (last edit: 2/17/2012 4:09:26 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Hey 9K I got a great deal for you. It's Spock authentic starship license.
I'll give you a great deal on it. Honest!

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2/17/2012 5:37:04 PM (last edit: 2/17/2012 5:37:04 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
You silly goose. Never click on links or anything like that - if you want to check for reals just type in in your browser (which I assume is IE as you seem to use the internet like my mum [10 years ago])

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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2/17/2012 5:44:00 PM (last edit: 2/17/2012 5:44:00 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
I use paypal a lot:
- when receiving money you don't need to confirm anything.
- The only time when you are going to be asked for your info is to log in inside of to make a payment.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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2/17/2012 6:02:38 PM (last edit: 2/17/2012 6:02:38 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
JP- How much??

Guys, I sort of figured this was a phisihing scam (that's why I posted on MF making sure it was). I don't really use paypal, so I don't know how it operates completely, but its ridiculous that people do this crap (and very sad).

So far all the CL emails I've gotten have been crap spam/scams... What a crock.

Thank you for the help everyone though! It's very nice to have a community of people to fall back on when I do have questions about general things. Cheers to all of you!

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2/17/2012 6:04:03 PM (last edit: 2/17/2012 6:04:41 PM)
show user profile  Alex910
someone maked a donation;) claim your money
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2/28/2012 11:34:07 PM (last edit: 2/28/2012 11:34:07 PM)
show user profile  npcph
my wife works in a bank and about 1 time a week, has a person come in to either wire money, or send a bank check to something that is a scam. Normally, if it sounds to good to be true, it is to good to be true. Same is if they offer you a deal or discount to wire the money. Once you wire money, it is gone and you can never get it back. NEVER WIRE MONEY TO ANYONE. unless you know them and deal with them regularly.

My brother was looking to buy a couple of jet ski's on ebay. he found a couple of "to good to be true" specials and was talking to the guy about them. They seemed like such a good deal, that he did a buy it now. When the guy contacted him, he told my brother that his paypal account was messed up, so could he wire him the money. So my brother goes to the bank to wire the money and that's when my wife stepped in. She told him to do some more research on the seller before he send the money. Turns out, the guy already had been banned from ebay for running this scam. he asks for wires, and then never delivers..... and actually never had the merchandise.

She had an elderly lady yesterday who wanted to wire $4500 to to someone who said that they were calling from the US embassy in Ireland because the old ladys kids were stuck in an Ireland airport and had lost their passports. the $4500 was to cover replacement passports and new airline tickets. She came into the bank with all of the info to wire them the money and was about to send it when my wife stopped her and started to ask questions. Laurie asked her to call her kids and make sure it was them (which I can't understand why she wouldn't do that in the first place but anyways....) so my wife had her call their house but didn't get through. She then called all of the airports that it could possibly be and had them paged. No one ever picked up. So she told the lady that if they call again, ask to speak to her kids. SO when they called back, they put her through to her kids house keeper, which the lady didn't know they had one. She then refused to send them money. A guy got on the phone, told her that if she didn't send the money, he would come to the house in the middle of the night and kill her. So Laurie told her to call the police.

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2/29/2012 9:52:16 PM (last edit: 2/29/2012 9:53:04 PM)
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