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Phony PayPal Email

By Will

I’m new to eBay and this whole PayPal thing and had no idea of the problems. I only did one small transaction and had no problem, found your site by accident, and I would like your opinion of this surprise email I just recieved: (is this a bogus attempt to get my information?)

” Dear PayPal Customer

This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes.

The inactive customers are subject to restriction and removal in the next 3 months.

Please confirm your email address and and Credit Card info number by logging in to your PayPal account using the form below:

Email Address:
Full Name #:
Credit Card #:
Exp.Date(mm/yyyy) #:
ATM PIN (For Bank Verification) #:

This notification expires May 31, 2003

Thanks for using PayPal!

This PayPal notification was sent to your mailbox. Your PayPal account is set up to receive the PayPal Periodical newsletter and product updates when you create your account. To modify your notification preferences and unsubscribe, go to and log in to your account. Changes to your preferences may take several days to be reflected in our mailings. Replies to this email will not be processed.

If you previously asked to be excluded from Providian product offerings and solicitations, they apologize for this e-mail. Every effort was made to ensure that you were excluded from this e-mail.

Copyright) 2002 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and
brands are the property of their respective owners.  “

Posted: May 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

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2 thoughts on “Phony PayPal Email
  1. Sarah Lovette on

    That appears to be a phishing email. Proceed with caution. I’ve had my pay pal account information stolen because of an email like this and every since then I have not been able to use pay pal. WHAT A HEADACHE!

  2. Nina A. on

    Phony email indeed!!! Do not even respone or email back. It is a trick to get you to provid your information. These people you need to be very careful. Once they get access to your acct. You are done. I had a friend got a similar email sent to her. That is why I am telling you and any one who recieves phony email from paypal!!!!