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post #1 of 5 Old 04-09-2015, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Phishing Attempt--Beware

I received an e-mail saying my renewal of premium membership here failed because my PayPal payment information needs to be updated. I forwarded the e-mail to [email protected] and they verified it was a phishing attempt.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-09-2015, 03:33 PM
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I'm not so sure about that. Phishing attempts are rarely so specific. Also, PayPal contributions here are by subscription and renew automatically yearly if there is no member intervention. If your info changed in the past year, it could be a real message if PayPal didn't have enough information.

However, a request to change information should always be suspect. Don't click any links in an email. Go to the site yourself.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-09-2015, 06:01 PM
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I just got an email from "Paypal" saying there had been some suspicious activity in my account and they needed me to update my account info. The email looked identical to a legit PP and the url was I called PP to confirm and found out it was a phishing attempt.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-10-2015, 01:20 AM
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I get a bogus phishing email about once a year claiming to be from Paypal.
It usually makes the claim for needing account verification or updating.

They are more authentic looking than they used to be. I always forward them to Paypal's spoof address, then delete them. About a month later they reply to verify that it was a phishing attempt.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-10-2015, 10:06 AM
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If a Payment did not go through the only notification you will get is a short bit about exactly that and maybe a suggestion to check your PayPal account. We will not provide you with a link to change your PAyPal info.

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