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post #1 of 16
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Ok so I got an email from "paypal" and I am unsure if it's a scam, the first says that a transaction was declined while another says welcome even though I made no transaction and I joined a very long time ago.

The login link redirects to:
email0.paypal.com/servlet/*insert random characters and numbers here*

When I click reply it says:
reply2@info.paypal.com

Unfortunatly I clicked the link to log in and it redirected me to the official paypal site with the padlock which is weird, I have changed my password just encase. The weirdest thing is it addressed me with my first and second name.

Oh yeah also, the two emails didn't have that little shield on them to say sent by a trusted sender.
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post #2 of 16
Just log in to your PayPal account you will be able to view all history and I think all messages they send you. Do not click the link to log in just go to PayPal's website directly.
post #3 of 16
The thing I have learned with PayPal emails is if you think its a scam, it probably is. At least in my case. You shouldnt have to click a link to to to PayPal. Like MrX00 said, just go directly to PayPal's website.
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post #4 of 16
fake.
trough all my paypal emails the one email ever been used is
service@intl.paypal.com
sent by intl.paypal.com
signed by intl.paypal.com or paypal.com.hk
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Hmmmm well I may have fallen for it. I suspect I clicked the link which directed me to the official site with the padlock, I then proceeded to insert my username and password. I have changed my password and thankfully my account didn't have any card information on it.
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post #6 of 16
Sounds like a fake to me, i agree with MrX00 log into your paypal account normally and check your transaction history there. If you still are worrying just give them a ring and check, they are usually quite helpful on matters like that.
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post #7 of 16
whenever you get an e-mail from any financial institution that wants you to click a link to log in, the best recommendation for you is to just close the message. open up a browser window and navigate to the site yourself (paypal, your bank, credit card company, WoW account) and sign in and see what the issue is.

9/10 times, real e-mails from your institutions will not have a link that says click here to sign in. or something along those lines. They know if you are a customer, you know their website.
    
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post #8 of 16
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Yeah I understand all of the things that need to be done when dealing with a potential phishing email but I just slipped up and clicked the link and signed in. Hopefully no damage was done, I have changed my password twice using the official website that was directed to myself via incognito mode. I live and learn eh?

Thanks to everyone who has helped.

I am still confused as to how:
1) The link directs to the official website, does it like inject something to the site to phish me?
2) How do they have my name?
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Originally Posted by Juganot;13462797 
I am still confused as to how:
1) The link directs to the official website, does it like inject something to the site to phish me?
2) How do they have my name?

1) If I had to guess I would say it is a form of a man in the middle attack. If you would like to know more Google paypal MITM https site. For me it was the first link that was a pdf had an explanation of how this could happen.

2) Name is the easy information to get I am sure it is out on the web some where listed with your e mail address.
post #10 of 16
i had exactly the same mail from "paypal" i updated the antivirus definitions and
restarted the computer and unplugged the internet and run an in depth scan.
when everything was given the all clear i used the mrs netbook to sign into paypal and it showed the last transaction DID go through.
what concerned me was that the exact figure of the transaction was right,keylogger?
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