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paypal review department?

by Lisa / November 27, 2004 9:32 AM PST

ok i just recieved an email from paypal review dept about My account being restricted temporarily - basically click here bla bla--- i dont nor ever had a paypal account- is this a hack or spam? or has someone used my email addy to open a paypal account? anyone else get this email??

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Re: paypal review department?
by roddy32 / November 27, 2004 9:36 AM PST

That is a Plish. Delete it. You will also see them from
E-Bay, Citi Bank, Sun Trust, AOL, and the list goes on. It is called a plish and is a scam. No reputable company, no matter how legit the e-mail looks will contact you in that way. Don't ever click on a link in one of those either. Just delete them when you see them.

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Re: paypal review department?
by idw0535 / November 27, 2004 12:39 PM PST

I received one and contacted Pay Pal. They informed me that it was a scam and an attempt to get my personal information. Also received similar "letters" from several credit cards I have and even some I don't have.

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paypal review department
by garyestela / January 1, 2005 10:18 PM PST

I received a similar message, but in my case they said it's true and that are sitting on about $700. They have requested photo ID, copies of utility bills and an explanation of why I am receiving money. Duh, PAY Pal!

Then I have to receive a phone call from PayPal to confirm the phone number on the account, but it can't be a cell phone number. Why do I have to gice them my home phone number to receive MY money. They have to send a letter to my home address that has a secret code to use on the Resolution page on their web site. I have spoken to them twice and it's like talking to a wall. Everything is controlled by the account review department. They are using the money, but I can't get the money because I have to go through all this cloak and dagger stuff. My nephew is sending this money to me and they have locked his account and his sister's who he had to use because they locked mine. UNBELIEVABLE! I am ashamed there is an American business like this. They act more like a Government agency than a service company. PayPal is a PayPAIN.

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(NT) (NT) i recieved the same its a scam to steal info
by Mark5019 / January 1, 2005 11:33 PM PST
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