Paypal Fraud

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2004-10-06) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

So, I got a series of emails yesterday that seem at once like the recent Paypal spoof crap and also perhaps legit, if only because they don’t include the usual link “click here to verify your account, and enter your information on our fraudulent website.” One of them said that I may have been in receipt of “potentially unauthorized funds,” and that that transaction was being put on hold.

2 thoughts on “Paypal Fraud”

  1. Hi, A very similar thing has happened to me! I had received a spoof-email a couple of months ago & answered it. They must’ve got my password from that. They then logged on to my account and bought some EverQuest Platinum for $400.00 from a vendor. I’m an eBay seller and the money from my recent PayPal sales is now frozen. The vendor called me too and acused me of fraud. He kept trying to get me to say my son had charged this. I didn’t even tell him I had a son. I hope it’s resolved soo for both you and me. I’m pretty creeped out by all of this.

  2. Mine was finally resolved by Paypal, and I got all my money back, but it still took a while. I’m still not sure how they got my password, but it’s changed now, at least.

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