Replies to this email will not be processed. The whole thing seems strange, I am just going to wait and see what happens on the 30th. The victims would fax the completed forms to the fraudster, thinking they were filing them with the Internal Revenue Service. Earlier versions ran the con in a slightly different way: Official-looking e-mails informed users their accounts had been flagged for fraud investigation and provided a hot link to a special PayPal web page where they could fill in the blanks — name, address, credit card number — necessary to reinstate their account status. Analysis: The email is not from PayPal and you are not required to click a link and update account details as claimed.
When he's not catching up on tech news or blogging about it, you can find him watching or playing baseball and doing his part to ensure the next generation of geeks is raised properly. The last time I checked usps. Log in from Paypal and not the link. If you previously asked to be excluded from Providian product offerings and solicitations, they apologize for this e-mail. If you receive such an email, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains. Although some elements of the form are genuine the little blue PayPal symbol links to paypal.
Spotting those slip-ups is the key to staying safe. I tried to update my browser as directed but does not look like I did so correctly. To modify your notification preferences and unsubscribe, go to and log in to your account. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. We pay writers, editors, web developers, and other staff who work tirelessly to provide you with an invaluable service: evidence-based, contextualized analysis of facts.
Meanwhile, the scammers can collect all of the information you provided and use it to hijack your PayPal and bank accounts, commit credit fraud using your card, and attempt to steal your identity. The one showcased above first appeared in inboxes in March 2003. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. To restore your account to its regular status, you must confirm your email address by logging in to your PayPal account using the form below: Email Address: Password: Bank Account Enter Bank Account : Credit Card Enter Credit Card : Exp. This PayPal notification was sent to your mailbox.
Changed the password right away just to be safe. Both eBay and PayPal eBay bought out PayPal in 2002 swear they never ask for personally identifiable information via e-mail. The email is a phishing scam designed to steal a large amount of your personal and financial information. Your PayPal account is set up to receive the PayPal Periodical newsletter and product updates when you create your account. Lee started writing about software, hardware, and geek culture around the time that the Red Wings last won the Stanley Cup.
Never heard of updating your browser that hold payment data. I sent this email to spoof paypal. Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Every effort was made to ensure that you were excluded from this e-mail. If the notice shows up in your PayPal account, as other posters have noted, then I would bet on this being a real thing.
Protect yourself by volunteering nothing, even if you feel somewhat pressured by the one doing the inquiring. . Changes to your preferences may take several days to be reflected in our mailings. This is just one example in a of very similar. The two aren't related in any way, however.
When I went to the test page provided I could not log into Paypal on the test page. Producing reliable fact-checking and thorough investigative reporting requires significant resources. If this is true then all banks would require this to be done. I have received a similar message from Paypal and it appears to be genuine as on loging into Paypal from my e-Bay account I got a similar message. The con artists are getting more sophisticated all the time, so do not be too quick to mistake the appearance of legitimacy with legitimacy itself.
The author is a Forbes contributor. When I went to the test page provided I could not log into Paypal on the test page. And in this particular case… Just open up a new tab, go to paypal. Next, you will be taken through a series of fake forms see screenshots below that ask for your name and contact information, your credit card numbers, and your bank account name and login details. I got it too and thought it was spam. If you get an e-mail announcing something dire has befallen one of your on-line accounts and requiring you to re-enter sensitive personal data to get things back on track, do not reply to it, and do not fill out any forms that accompany it or click through any hot links it provides. But it may be a thing at the moment where older browsers are just not up to spec with a lot of sites.
Wife got that message as well. When you go directly into Paypal and into the sandbox. Reread messages closely to look for mistakes. You will then be automatically redirected to the genuine PayPal website. If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mail from Providian, go to. Went to log into Paypal and had a simlar message.