Thursday, April 20, 2006

PayPal Account Suspended Tips

Don’t ever panic if you receive an email from warning you that your has been , that your needs to be , or that your account has to be !
It’s probably a , from someone posing as PayPal, out on a
phishing expedition for your password! (The link for phishing takes you to the entry in the )

Don't be fooled by !
Rather than , follow these 5 rules to phoil the :

  1. NEVER EVER click on a LINK within an email from PayPal. Links within emails can lead to a website that looks exactly like the PayPal website.
    As soon as you login after following a link, the logs your password, and can now access your real account.
    If you want to check your account status, ONLY log in the usual way: by manually typing the full URL into the address bar. If there is really a problem with your account, a notice will appear right after you login.
  2. Look carefully at the GREETING: PayPal will NEVER greet you with "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member." Real PayPal emails will address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account.
  3. NEVER EVER ATTACHMENTS from a PayPal email. The Real PayPal will never send attachments or in an email.
  4. NEVER REPLY to a PayPal email, and certainly never send any login details by email. The only place to enter your personal information is once you have manually logged into your account!
  5. Report fake or spoof emails to

Everyday, our , The MittART Mart receives 2-3 emails from phishers warning us that our PayPal account has gone into arrears for one reason or other. Typical email subjects are:

  • Please Return Your Account To Regular Standing
  • Unauthorized access to your PayPal account
  • PayPal account suspicious activity
  • Update your information
  • Account compromised: billing information moved or changed

Follow the same tips to keep your account safe from too!

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