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    Just received an email from PayPal that I have to update my account as shown below:

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    Is this a genuine email?

    Cheers?

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    Default Re: Email from PayPal

    Highly doubt it.

    You can always check by logging into your NORMAL method assuming you use Paypal, if some sort of update is required it will tell you.

    NEVER EVER click on links you receive in a email relating to account problems & try to sign in - all that leads to is creating an account problem as you have just given the person your real details.

    Case in point -- One of my business customers, her email somehow got spoofed and was sent out to hundreds of her contacts, advising to click on the link to access some file in dropbox- Narrrrrrrr completely fake.

    See the Pic's ones fake the other is the real Dropbox log in.

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    And looky where the actual link in the mail says its from.

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    Default Re: Email from PayPal

    I'm sure I've seen those as well. But as wainuitech said....don't click on those links, but if you want to check your account out, go to paypal.com sign in and have a look around and see if there's a problem there. I'd say there wont be.
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    Default Re: Email from PayPal

    Just logged in to my PayPal as advised, no update of information is required!

    Thanks for your advice.

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    Also check out the poor english in the orange box at the bottom - a telltale sign of scams is they frequently have bad english.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psycik View Post
    as wainuitech said....don't click on those links, but if you want to check your account out, go to paypal.com sign in and have a look around and see if there's a problem there.
    I've seen those too, albeit only in the SPAM folder in my gmail.

    And I have clicked on one or two.
    It takes you to a totally different address than paypals - and a big clue for me is that I don't have a paypal account at all.

    Usually they are the fill out bogus forms rather than install some virus on your system type spams.
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    I don't think its genunie, I get one of those every few months.

    As others have said, just go directly to your Paypal account via their website.

    These fhishing bastards should be caught and shot.
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    LOL - I think you mean phishing!

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    Hover (hold your cursor) over any link that you think may be doubtful.

    Pay careful attention to the address that displays in the status bar - this normally displays at the bottom of your browser's screen.
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