Is this a pay pal scam or not

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Hi everyone,
Got this (long) email today saying in a round about way, here is five email address take the top one off and add mine to the bottom then pass it on to as many people you know and by next month you should see some money coming in.
Can anybody tell me if this is a scam or is it worth doing or will pay pal ban me forever,
#pal #pay #scam
  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    scam alert. Do it only if you want to lose money... if you don't take the advise of a Nigerian regarding scams then don't anyone else's advise lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author JesseT
      Originally Posted by yommys01 View Post

      scam alert. Do it only if you want to lose money... if you don't take the advise of a Nigerian regarding scams then don't anyone else's advise lol.
      ROFLMAO This made my day!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
        scam alert. Do it only if you want to lose money... if you don't take the advise of a Nigerian regarding scams then don't anyone else's advise lol.
        Well posted yommys01.

        You certainly do seem to have a positive outlook with regard to 'life' on the Internet.

        Just to reiterate what has already been said in most of the replies to Steve's OP, yes it's a scam and you could find that the email address that you use (if you sign up) will be sold to all and sundry.

        Just my thoughts,

        Jeff.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsedge
    Though you haven't said what the money part is, this sounds like a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal in the US. People getting in early will make some money while everyone else will be left holding the bag.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethtang
    It's a scam that's been around for a long time -- even pre-Internet, using snail mail. Stay well away from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author csgcsg
    Not only scam but its a spam and using viral marketing to spread it. It works as some greedy/gullible people will believe they are in for easy money and will pay dearly for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve frost
    Thanks guys, thought it was too good to be true
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    very old,I am surprised it is still floating around.
    I have not received that one in ages.
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  • Profile picture of the author expertcapper
    It's just a method to collect email addresses to spam you
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    It is not worth doing and PayPal might ban you because of suspicious funds coming into your account, don't do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Not only is it a scam, but it is very much against PayPal's terms of service. If they catch you, they will at the very least ban you. Not only that, but in the USA and most places I believe, it is against the law.
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  • Profile picture of the author cragar
    DON"T TOUCH THAT ONE_
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  • Profile picture of the author i-netbiz
    this looks like a pyramid scheme modified version, where at one point few at the top grab and run the money
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  • Profile picture of the author ntarvin
    It's not really a pyramid scheme - it's an old-fashioned chain letter... digitized.
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  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    In this case, you're gut insticnt kicked in. Any time you think "Hmmm, this isn't like paypal" or whoever, it generally means something is fishy. I love the ones about giving them your bank details so they can transfer a million dollars to you!
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