PayPal scam beware

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berk-llc
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15 Jul 07 01:20:55 pm
I got scammed last night while I was tired and trying to get some work done. I got an email from paypal saying my account was compromised and they needed me to verify my credit card information. So I clicked on the link and opened a web page and entered by log in and password to sign in. I then proceeded to enter my credit card information and submitted it. This morning when I was working I started thinking about how weird it was that they asked me to provide credit card information. So I looked at the email again and realized it wasn't from paypal, but from some scammer. So I changed my paypal account password and canceled my credit card this morning. I don't think I lost any money, but what a hassle. Just thought I'd share my story to help anyone else from making the same stupid mis-stake I made.

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jimmy_huber
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16 Jul 07 04:14:32 am
What a bummer. Ive got to the point that I dont even look at my emails anymore. The only info I need will come to my ebay messages or my paypal accounts directly.


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lazyboy
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16 Jul 07 09:51:58 am
Berk LLC . u have to be very careful next time. do not click on the link on ur email. its very dangerous. at least u really know what exactly they are come from. :) so yeah.. its very good to heard that u didn't lost any money.. :)
so yeah take care.. and thx for the info.

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audiotrevis071382
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11 Feb 09 07:59:13 pm
Thats called phishing programs like Norton Internet Securtiy can block that stuff.

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planes
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12 Feb 09 05:30:56 am
I got scammed last night while I was tired and trying to get some work done. I got an email from paypal saying my account was compromised and they needed me to verify my credit card information. So I clicked on the link and opened a web page and entered by log in and password to sign in. I then proceeded to enter my credit card information and submitted it. This morning when I was working I started thinking about how weird it was that they asked me to provide credit card information. So I looked at the email again and realized it wasn't from paypal, but from some scammer. So I changed my paypal account password and canceled my credit card this morning. I don't think I lost any money, but what a hassle. Just thought I'd share my story to help anyone else from making the same stupid mis-stake I made.



Very smart though in catching your error. If you entered personal info I would ask the credit co's to add a fraud alert to your name so if anyone tries to get credit under your name, you will be contacted before the credit is approved.

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