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There's a growing trend in Paypal phishing scams. The latest Paypal spoof I acquired warns me that my Paypal consideration is stopped. I-t asks me to recover full access to my account by logging in to Paypal. I'm sent to a web site that looks just like the PayPal login page, when I click on the link provided in the mail. But the link does not go to Paypal. If you know any thing, you will certainly wish to explore about

This is actually the link displayed in the e-mail I received.

When you go through the link it really takes you to a site.

It is usually perhaps not recommended to select links in an email. Make certain that you're signing to the Paypal site by considering the address location section of your browser, if you do.

For those who have already responded to the fake e-mail, contact your bank or credit card companies immediately to avoid identity theft. If you wish to test your Paypal account status, physically kind PayPal's address in to your browser and log in normally.

I was able to tell that it was a spoof email since the email began with Dear PayPal member.' Paypal can always address you by your first and last name. They will never send a note to you and handle you as Dear PayPal member or such.

Yet another way to tell if a contact is from Paypal is to go through the entire header. The header can be your indication of if the email is from Paypal or-not. When taking a look at the header it will say who sent the email in the initial two lines. Example in-the latest spoof e-mail I received it came from


Received: from

If it doesnt say that it passed through Paypals server, you then know the email is a spoof. The FBI is actively investigating these spoofs, so please report any suspicious emails by sending them to You can also file a complaint with the Web Fraud Complaint Center at

More guidance regarding defending your Paypal consideration can be found at

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