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This is a scam...right?

louiseb84 Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Have just received the following email. I am guessing this is a scam as I have only made one payment via paypal today, to

Can anybody confirm?

Dear PayPal Member,

This email confirms that you have paid WHOLESALEIPOD ([email protected]) $249 USD using PayPal.

This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL WHOLESALEIPOD*".

PayPal Shopping Cart Contents

Item Name: Apple iPod Video (Black) 30GB MP3 Player
Quantity: 1

Total: $229 USD

Cart Subtotal: $229 USD
Shipping Charge: $20.00 USD
Cart Total: $249 USD

Shipping Information

Shipping Info: Joshua Barton
1015 union st
benton harbor, MI 49022
United States

Address Status: Unconfirmed

If you haven't authorized this charge, click the link below to cancel the payment and get a full refund.
Dispute Transaction


Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.

PayPal Email ID PP12
louiseb84 Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago

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1 Like #1
login to your paypal acct and check

just dont click the links from the email go direct there in browser

pretty sure it will be a scam cause paypal address you by name not paypal member :)

but to always be on safe side logging direct into paypal acct without goin via links answers the questions!
1 Like #3
I am pretty sure when Paypal email you they use your full name, not " Dear Paypal Member ".
2 Likes #4
forward it to [email protected] stating you think this may be a spoof email and they will comfirm for you(dont click on any of the links on the email and put your details in)
1 Like #5
Yep 100% BS. Just delete.
1 Like #6
1 Like #8
Sounds like a big phat scam! I bet there is a link on the email but the link won't be to Paypal - it will be to a fake login screen which probably looks real. When you try to login they will tell you your password is wrong... if you got this far you have been scammed! You will really be submitting your username and password to a scammer.

If you are worried go to offical Paypal site, login and check your account history.
Have checked my Paypal account and nothing seems to have happened there. Thanks everyone, me just panicking! :)
Normally if you hover over the link in the email (do NOT click) the address for the link will be shown in the bottom status bar of internet explorer. I expect you would find it links to a http://www. that is not paypal. I really wouldnt worry about it, it is 99.999% junk mail. Just relax, your identity is safe ;)

yeah as previously said, paypal will always address you by your name never dear paypal member

defo scam
1 Like #12

louise - just to make sure 100% - ring fraud line on credit card - number is on back of card and tell them not to pay anything to the company - explain about email - at least you are notifying them immediately if anything does happen :thumbsup:
wow another legit email that ppl are sayin is fake, cheers ive replied, great stuff, thatl add to the £100,000,000 thats coming my way nicely
if you want to know where the link will take you, HOVER your mouse pointer over the link and see the address its linking to on the status bar (the bottom bar of your browser)

(remember as others suggest: DON'T CLICK, just HOVER)
Lets put it this way the "30 gb ipod video in black" would have had me running a mile and at $229 ( £115) for an ipod that is 2 years old and that can be bought on ebay for £50 I'd say this scam was 2 years old too.
If your a little concerned and want me to check for you enter your details below.....:whistling:

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