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robGD Volunteer moderator says

I’ve received a few emails supposedly from Paypal saying I bought something that provided a link to dispute the charge. What caught my attention is it came to the wrong email. After looking at the email closer I noticed it was a phishing scam. I would assume that you would click on their link to dispute the charge and they have a server spoofing a fake Paypal looking site where they have you log on. In reality they would be harvesting your username and password so they can go clean out your real account. FYI . ;)

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theflyingtinman says

No problem if you use the Paypal security key

With the security key if you do accidentally reveal your login email and password the hackers have about 30 seconds to use it before it becomes invalid.

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robGD Volunteer moderator says

I’ll look into that. ;) Sounds cool.

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Sounds great, that security key idea :D Kinda like how some banks here in Holland protect internet banking :D

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CreativeMilk says
I’ve received a few emails supposedly from Paypal saying I bought something that provided a link to dispute the charge. What caught my attention is it came to the wrong email. After looking at the email closer I noticed it was a phishing scam. I would assume that you would click on their link to dispute the charge and they have a server spoofing a fake Paypal looking site where they have you log on. In reality they would be harvesting your username and password so they can go clean out your real account. FYI . ;)

Old news, i had a couple of pfishing emails from paypal. Just dont answer these kind of emails and there is nothing to worry about

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CreativeMilk says
Sounds great, that security key idea :D Kinda like how some banks here in Holland protect internet banking :D

Even these kind of keys arn’t a 100% bullitproof

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theflyingtinman says
Sounds great, that security key idea :D Kinda like how some banks here in Holland protect internet banking :D
Even these kind of keys arn’t a 100% bullitproof

Nothing is, of course, but compared to paper thin security provided by a regular Paypal login password the security key is a virtual Fort Knox.

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gariben says

yeah…for those who are fooled by the email.. your paypal account might be safe because you have Paypal security key.. but all of your other sites like gmail/yahoo mail etc. won’t be safe.

90% of the people probably use the same passwords

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robGD Volunteer moderator says

Just figured I’d throw it out there for folks to read so they might not get tricked. They do a good job of spoofing and it looks believable on the surface.

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