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Old 08-24-2020, 02:56 PM
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Hi Customer,
Thanks for shopping with Paypal! Just confirming, your order is with us which means your item(s) will be on their way very soon! 23/08/2020, 06:58

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Virtual Account Number Game
7800 1010 0562 7581

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$51.99 Xsolla

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Diamond Mobile Legend 2500 + 300 With Exra
Subtotal - $50.00
Tax - $1.99
If You didn't make this purchase Please verify your information and cancel this order at icon below
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Need help? Please contact Customer Care.
Remember your Order ID: 97702845 when contacting Customer Care.
Thank you for choosing paypal.com
Regards,
paypal.com


There is a place to click if I did not order it.

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Old 08-24-2020, 06:25 PM
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Definite scam. If in doubt log into your PayPal account (DO NOT USE ANY LINK PROVIDED IN THAT EMAIL) and see if anything fishy has been made. I'd be willing to bet you see nothing unusual.
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:27 PM
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Of course there's a place to click. if you follow the link, it will even look like a Paypal sign on screen. Once they get you to "sign in", they're off to the races with your password. This is a scam.

One of the things I don't like about Paypal is that your e-mail address is your ID. So a scammer already has half the information he needs to take it to the bank. My suggestion is to log into Paypal by directly entering Paypal.com on your browser. Once you're logged in, go into your profile and sign up for two factor authentication. Once this is active, Paypal will text a challenge code to your cell phone. You will need to enter that on a secondary logon screen before you can enter Paypal. That way, even if you slip up and lose control of your password, a bad guy would also need your cell phone to do anything.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:10 PM
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Thanks MX!
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:47 AM
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Paypal has been having security problems I believe. As they get me to verify anytime I order something for the last while. I am no longer using paypal much anyways.


Shipping costs to Canada especially have eroded most advantages of sites like the American ebay for me.
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Old 08-26-2020, 05:35 PM
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My suggestion is to log into Paypal by directly entering Paypal.com on your browser. Once you're logged in, go into your profile and sign up for two factor authentication. Once this is active, Paypal will text a challenge code to your cell phone. You will need to enter that on a secondary logon screen before you can enter Paypal. That way, even if you slip up and lose control of your password, a bad guy would also need your cell phone to do anything.
Wasn't there a huge hack into Paypal a few years ago exposing a boat load of people's personally identifiable data?

I just took your advice and set up the two factor identification. Took about 60 seconds after I logged in. Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:48 PM
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There's a history of huge hacks wherever you look. You can check your e-mail address at:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

In this case, knowledge isn't power. If you've had your e-mail address for a while, then you've been pwn'd many, many times. And there's not thing one you can do about it, other than the usual routine of changing passwords. Keep your credit reports locked. It's a pain in the neck if you ever need to apply for credit, but it's the only way to make the credit bureau system work in your defense.
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Old 08-26-2020, 11:36 PM
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Thumbs up Locking Your Credit

X 1,000 for this .

One of my mates from the 1960's told me this and it was a medium PIA as I don't ken computers very well but so far so good .
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Old 08-27-2020, 08:11 AM
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When I logged into paypal I found more money in my account than expected. So I guess that is a good sign.
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 08-27-2020, 01:16 PM
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When I logged into paypal I found more money in my account than expected. So I guess that is a good sign.
yes ... that was my accident ...paypal it back to my email
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Old 08-27-2020, 01:21 PM
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hah hah!
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 09-09-2020, 03:53 PM
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So today I got a request from paypal supposedly to verify that I ordered a coat. and to click here if not. They asked me to verify a bunch of stuff and told me i did not know my dogs name nor my father's middle. After f ing around with it for a half hour I gave up. It tells me to chnage my password but refuses to let me in. it asked me for my credit card number to verify my account.....seemed like a bad idea.
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 09-09-2020, 04:35 PM
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Does anybody know how to get a human to speak to?
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:45 AM
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Really... nobody has a clue?
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:12 AM
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paypal scam?

You tried their number?



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