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Possibly a scam looking like Paypal

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Speicher, 18 Apr 2008.

  1. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    I have received an e-mail that "looks like" it is from Paypal. It confirms that I have paid $99 USD for a "solid gold hearts, hugs and kisses Bracelet".

    I certainly have not ordered such an item.

    It then says "If you have not authorized this charge, click the link below to cancel the payment and get a full refund".

    I strongly suspect that in clicking the Dispute Transaction link, something sinister will happen. I have purchased items of low cost on E-bay, but first you get an invoice, and then you go through logging in to "pay". Has anyone else received something similar? It says it is from service(at)paypal-us.com.
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I would just delete the email Speicher. Then log into your eBay account in a separate browser window and check your account out in My eBay just to settle your mind.

    DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS IN THE EMAIL. ;)
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    I thought it looked a bit suspicious, they rely on people being busy, and just clicking the link. I have deleted the e-mail, and checked my account at e-bay, which looks fine. Thank you for your advice, Dom.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    If you hover the cursor over the fake link, you'll see it's not ebay or paypal - i.e. www.yahoo/fakecash/blahblah/ebay/profile

    Some are very convincing - just delete as Dom said. My wife did it once - first and last time - dived into ebay and changed our passwords PDQ !
     
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I get these moderately regularly. For the sake of others, i always report it, then delete.