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    Just had a few emails in my Inbox today reporting to be from HSBC and Paypal about updating my details.

    I don't have an HSBC account so this one was obviously fake and the paypal one came from a .co.uk account and as far as i am aware paypal use .com.

    The links contained in the emails DO NOT take you to either HSBC or PAYPAL sites.

    So please be warned people that these are going round at the moment and delete them.

    Stay safe out there and happy easter to you all.

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    I get the same email for almost every bank out there (Although they correctly guessed my bank with the first one!) and send them on the bank

    Never go from a link in your e mail!!
    Always log into any account you have by going via www. (then whatever the site is)

    Yup. They're dodgy but nothing new... we all get them. I have found an amazing tool called the "delete" key lol.

    Original Poster

    duckmagicuk2

    Yup. They're dodgy but nothing new... we all get them. I have found an … Yup. They're dodgy but nothing new... we all get them. I have found an amazing tool called the "delete" key lol.



    Of course they are dodgy but not everyone is clued up when it come to fake emails. So better to warn people than not.

    [SIZE="2"]Had one of the scam paypal emails and forwarded it to spoff and just got this back[/SIZE]
    Dear ***** ****,
    Thank you for taking the time to contact [email protected]. The email you
    reported was not sent by PayPal and is a phishing (fraudulent) email.
    -------------------
    What to do Next
    --------------------
    Delete the phishing email. If you've already responded to the email,
    please log in to your PayPal account and perform some important safety
    measures.
    1. Go to your Profile and change your password and security questions.
    2. Review the payments listed on your Account Overview.
    If you notice a payment that you don't recognize, visit the PayPal
    Security Center to file a claim. We'll promptly investigate any
    suspicious transactions and you won't be held liable for unauthorized
    payments sent from your account.
    [SIZE="2"]It also states on the security page at paypal all e-mails from paypal will be addressed to you personally by your first & last name or the business name linked to the account [/SIZE]

    Beasley

    Just had a few emails in my Inbox today reporting to be from HSBC and … Just had a few emails in my Inbox today reporting to be from HSBC and Paypal about updating my details.I don't have an HSBC account so this one was obviously fake and the paypal one came from a .co.uk account and as far as i am aware paypal use .com.The links contained in the emails DO NOT take you to either HSBC or PAYPAL sites.So please be warned people that these are going round at the moment and delete them. Stay safe out there and happy easter to you all.



    As most people know these are scam emails.

    However [url]www.paypal.co.uk[/url] is a legitimate site

    Whois Record



    Domain name:
    paypal.co.uk

    Registrant:
    PayPal (Europe) Limited

    Registrant type:
    UK Limited Company, (Company number: 4056498)

    Registrant's address:
    Hotham House
    1 Heron House
    Richmond Upon
    Thames
    Surrey
    TW9 1EJ
    United Kingdom

    Registrant's agent:
    VeriSign Digital Brand Management Services [Tag = IDNAMES]
    URL: verisign.com

    Relevant dates:
    Registered on: 06-Jan-2000
    Renewal date: 06-Jan-2008
    Last updated: 22-Feb-2007

    Registration status:
    Registered until renewal date.

    Name servers:
    ns2.sc5.paypal.com
    ns1.sc5.paypal.com
    ppns1.phx.paypal.com
    ppnx2.phx.paypal.com

    WHOIS lookup made at 15:03:35 06-Apr-2007

    Original Poster

    Cheers for that although this one looks like it's from an official paypal.co.uk email address which it certainly is not so still beware guys and gals.


    From : PayPal (r) Billing Department.
    Sent : 05 April 2007 17:38:10
    To : Myemailaddress
    Subject : IMPORTANT Alert: About Your PayPal Billing Information On File.


    We were unable to process your most recent payment. Did you recently change your bank, phone number or credit card?.
    To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please update your account information today by clicking here. Or contact PayPal(r) Member Services Team. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    If you have recently updated your records, please disregard this message as we are processing the changes you have made.

    Regards,
    PayPal(r) Member Services Team



    If this email is inappropriate or in any way violates PayPal(r) policy, please help protect other paypal community members by reporting it to us immediately.

    check out this from paypal about phising emails and how to protect your accoun,t hope it helps some.
    paypal.com/uk/…ity
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