Thanks for the tip.
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Something similar happened to me last week. I received an email from 'service@paypal' requesting an update of my account info, ie credit card & bank info. I then looked at my account thru a new window & found there was no such request. Its scary to think about all the people who fall for this all this crap.
I got one like this saying my ebay account had been compromised. It looked "exactly" like ebay. after a couple page flips it asked for account name and password, "bam" they got me. I went staight to ebay and changed my password. I sent the link to email@example.com and it was indeed a fake. Be careful out there.
I received a similar email asking me to agree to pay $189.00 for a Rolex watch (what a deal!) or, failing to agree, provide the "necessary info." to allow for dispute resolution. It did indeed appear to be "offical." I cancelled my Paypal account at that point. Imagine the time and inconvenience to dispute charges to your Paypal account. I now send money orders or, if the item (usually lps) is not too costly, concealed cash.
Paypal is well aware of this kind of scam and has pages on its website that discuss it. An important thing to look for in such emails is that actual emails from Paypal always open with "Dear (your name)", not "Dear Paypal User" or "Dear Paypal Subscriber". Another ways you can check is to view the full header of the email message that will indicate its true origin, unless that's been spoofed. Instead of deleting such messages, I tend to forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org to help them fight phishing, as it's called. If in doubt, forward the message to email@example.com and wait for an automatic reply before clicking on any links in the message.
Dtsag ... the ongoing advice remains ... still ... NEVER click open e-affixed links to sites ... even if familiar to you. Always type in the desire site location. That particular Paypal e-mail has been sent to me several times these past 12 months ... and I don't even have an account with Paypal. Regardless, I think it's wiser to assume that such contacts are not in your best interests.
Beware there is a scam artist who goes by the name of mark or dave who has been selling stolen property on here, ebay and other sites.
If you have fallen victim to his lies and loss of money or property please call the Police Station who is now investigating this individual.
Do it soon if you want recovery. To file your own claim please call Hamilton station 30: 905-546-4930/4931 or fax: it: 905-546-3830