by spicky
8 replies
Hello fellow warriors.

Can anyone tell me if this is a legit Paypal mail:

I never receive a mail so there no money refunded to me.

" Y*ou still need to claim your money from zzzz
Hello zzzz,

This is a reminder that a payment of $34.95 USD from zzzzz is still waiting for you.


We'll automatically cancel this payment and return the money to zzz,s account on wed. 16. oct. 2013, so you should claim it as soon as possible.


Claim Your Money Now
Once the money's there you can:
Spend the money online at thousands of stores that accept PayPal.
Transfer it to your bank account (takes 2-3 days).
Button not working?

To claim your money, sign up for an account using this email address: 12345@355.com. If you already have PayPal account, just add this email address to it.

When that's done - and you've confirmed your email address - this payment will show up in your PayPal account.

Have fun shopping with secure PayPal payments!
PayPal
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ZZZ replaces real names
and email is made up
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    If you are not expecting any money then there is your answer.

    It sure does NOT look like a legitimate email.
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    Forward that message to:

    spoof@paypal.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Where does the email link take you?

    If it is anything other than a PayPal domain then it is not legit.

    http://paypal.com - probably legit

    http://paypa1.com - scam

    + pretty much anything that isn't the official PayPal site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      Where does the email link take you?

      If it is anything other than a PayPal domain then it is not legit.

      http://paypal.com - probably legit

      http://paypa1.com - scam

      + pretty much anything that isn't the official PayPal site.
      Just a word of advice. Don't click on links in spam messages. Hover over the link and look at the web address in the bottom left hand corner.

      Many times clicking on the link is exactly what the scammer wants you to do.

      Also, Spicky, if it was legit and you'd earned that money, why do they not know if you even have an account?

      To claim your money, sign up for an account using this email address: 12345@355.com. If you already have PayPal account, just add this email address to it.
      Sorry but there's barely a word in that email that doesn't sound like a scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonthewebguy
    hi

    this is an out and out scam steer clear as it might be linked to virus or all sorts if your not expecting money then its not genuine I have done courses detecting phishing emails and this scream aloud - stay clear and mark as spam as now you opened your may get more as thats how they work - check your spam bin there are loads in there from all sort promising the world hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author spicky
      Ok guys, thanks for the advice. The thing is. I AM expecting money. The seller who is active in here on WF has a 30 day money back guarantee that he has fulfilled. It´s just that he did it in a rather unusual way. I forward it to paypal.


      Yes the link is legitimate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Hope you get it sorted out but pay attention next time buddy. Even transactions on paypal are no safe thing
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  • Profile picture of the author Bent SEO
    Send to spoof@paypal.com and they'll verify - I do it all the time :-)
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