Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PayPal spoof

A word of warning. I've been getting lots of emails purporting to come from PayPal, saying my account needs verification, directing me to a very plausible-looking website. But it's all a spoof ('phishing') to get my account details. Apparently, if PayPal DO want to contact anyone, they will always use your name, not just 'Dear PayPal Member'. Watch out! Ditto, watch out for similar notifications from banks, building societies, etc: anyone who wants your card details. Always worth phoning to check.

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