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    Meant to post this yesterday, but forgot. Yesterday I received two e-mails purporting to come from Paypal.

    Subject Line was:
    PAYPAL - VERIFY AND UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT
    Return E-mail address was: verify@paypal.com

    Content of e-mail was:

    Dear PayPal Member,

    This email was sent by the PayPal server to re-verify your e-mail address
    and to update your profile information on PayPal. You must complete
    this process by clicking on the link below and entering the information
    from your profile. This is done for your protection --- becaurse some of our
    members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it.

    To update your profile information and access your account,
    click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the
    link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into the address bar of
    your web browser.


    https://www.paypal.com:ac=AwWI5HUK5e...ailaddress.com

    The link will take you to our Verify Your Identity page. Fill in the
    appropriate fields to update your profile information and Security
    Questions, and click Submit. You will then be able to access your account.


    Thanks for using PayPal!


    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be
    answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the
    "Help" link in the footer of any page.

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    PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD

    NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at
    https://www.paypal.com. Protect yourself against fraudulent
    websites by checking the URL/Address bar every time you log in.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------




    THIS IS A SCAM. Do not provide your details on the web page even though it looks like a paypal website. This URL has now been blocked, together with the one in my other e-mail too. If you have provided any information as a result of this e-mail - GO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD. You might consider cancelling your credit card too. These seem to be fairly frequent occurences - be vigilient.

    Any e-mail coming from paypal will have your full name in them.

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    It's gone now.. the obfuscation is a bit poor, you can clearly see the hosts address KI54fT.WoRlDiSpNeTwOrK.CoM. With a bit of effort they could have supressed most of that.

    The other gubbins is a username/password combination which will probably be ignored.

    However, when you click on the link the URL will be incorrect at the top, which is something you should check.

    It looks quite plausible though Except that PayPal would never send out this kind of email.

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    ABW Ambassador Ron Bechdolt's Avatar
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    I'm getting about 2-3 of those a month now for PayPal and about the same for ebay. They always grab my attention. I wonder how many people fall for this as all these emails seem so real.

    Ron - 7 Days A Week Marketing

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