Just bought xbox live code through paypal but

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Found 24th Mar 2009
I just recieved an email from him saying to send my name and address along with my date and time of the purchase of the item. It says this is due to a lot of fraud recently so it is to confirm i paid for the item. Anybody else had this? I go the link off here

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We got 1 from a US seller and he rang us to verify it was us. They might want to check you are not a microsoft snoop?

Just give him the PayPal transaction ID, date and time as proof if you're not keen on passing over any other information.

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Just give him the PayPal transaction ID, date and time as proof if you're … Just give him the PayPal transaction ID, date and time as proof if you're not keen on passing over any other information.



I think he should already have my name and address shouldnt he through the paypal payment?

mattb_1987;4730267
I think he should already have my name and address shouldnt he through the paypal payment?


Exactly. If he has your transaction ID and you can quote it, that's all he needs to know. The verified PayPal address attached to it will be listed.

It's a little OT, but if someone calls me asking for my details, I decline. This really pee's off the banks! example:

"Hello, this is xxx bank - can I speak to Mr. xxxx please"

"Yes, that's me"
"Ah, ok - for security purposes, can you please confirm your address, postcode and date of birth?"
"No"
"What do you mean, no"
"I mean no, I'm not going to tell you anything about me until I know exactly who I'm speaking to!"
"It's your Bank, we've already told you that"
"Of course you're going to say that! You're hardly going to say "Hello, we're a bunch of crooks looking to steal your identity" - Do you think I'm stupid?"
"We need to confirm you are who you say you are before we continue this conversation"
"What do I care about that? I don't really want to talk to you unless you're offering me free money - if you want to speak to me, write to me on company headed paper with a freephone number and I'll call you back the moment I receive it"
"I'm afraid we don't offer that service, Sir"
"Then I'm afraid this conversation is over" -

Magic!

Any unsolicited calls, emails or letters you receive asking for details should be dealt with in the same way. Calls - as above. Emails - trash them. Letters - shred them.
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