Monday, March 5, 2007

Another Paypal Email Scam?

Dear member,This email confirms that you have paid $699.99 USD using PayPal. This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *DELL INC".

Payment Details

Purchased From: Dell.Inc

Item #

Item Title

Quantity: 1

$669.95 USD

Shipping & Handling via USPS First Class Mail to 154XX(includes any seller handling fees)
$19.16 USD

Shipping Insurance (optional):

Sales Tax (6.000% inPA) : $10.88 USD

Total: $699.99 USD

Note:Thank you!

Shipping Information

Shipping Info: W~, 16 elm st., B~, PA 1xxxx, United States

Address Status: Confirmed

If you have questions about the shipping and tracking of your purchased item or service, please contact the seller

Do you confirm this transaction?

If this transaction was not made by you please immediately take the following steps:

Login to your account by clicking on the link below

Provide requested information to ensure you are the owner of the account

Find this transaction in HISTORY and click 'Cancel Transaction'

Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

PayPal Email ID XXXX

Yet another email that was in my email box. There are a lot of "red" flags that went off when I got this email. One of them was the link that was provided that didn't even go to the Paypal website. Another red flag was the fact that this email mentioned to "provide requested information".

If you have a Paypal account and are unsure of any email that you get from someone or someplace that says they are Paypal do not click on the links in the email. Go to Paypal's Official Website!

Here is a link to more information about the Paypal Email Scams

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