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ausgeoff1946
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Posts: 341
Registered: ‎12-11-2011

PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

Today I received—at my registered email address—an email allegedly from PayPal which has been marked as a possible phishing attempt by an unknown party, and its URL blocked by my email service provider, as per:


 


 WARNING: URL text and host don't match, possible phishing attempt. URL disabled.


 


Can anybody confirm getting a similar email, or confirm that this is in fact a legitimate email originating from PayPal?  Please note this email passes the spam test OK, and was not redirected to my junk folder.  Also, I've never received something like this from PayPal in the past, and also that I'm not a registered seller.


 


Thanks in advance.


 


—Geoff.

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the_right_stuff99
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Registered: ‎02-11-2004

Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

in reply to ausgeoff1946

How can we confirm that something is a legitimate email without knowing what was in it?

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ausgeoff1946
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Posts: 341
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PayPal Phishing Attempt?

in reply to ausgeoff1946

Uh... did you miss the part wherein I said the message link URL is "disabled"?  So I can't tell you what's in the message.  Duh.


 


Did you—or have you ever—got a warning message like this?


 


 


 


The email header says "Notice of Policy Updates".

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sandypurins
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Registered: ‎01-27-2009

Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

in reply to ausgeoff1946


The email header says "Notice of Policy Updates".



 


Login to your PayPal account... is there a new policy update posted on the policy updates page?

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the_right_stuff99
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Re: PayPal Phishing Attempt? WARNING!

in reply to ausgeoff1946


Uh... did you miss the part wherein I said the message link URL is "disabled"?  So I can't tell you what's in the message.  Duh.


 


Did you—or have you ever—got a warning message like this?


 


 


 


The email header says "Notice of Policy Updates".



Uh, your OP didn't even give the subject or the text of the email. Duh. Thanks for finally giving us the title.

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ausgeoff1946
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Problem sorted...

in reply to ausgeoff1946


 


Uh, your OP didn't even give the subject or the text of the email. Duh. Thanks for finally giving us the title.


 



 


Thank you kindly for your well-considered response, which helped me even somewhat more than your first response.


 


—Much appreciated.

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