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Old 12th June 2012, 17:26
oldreb oldreb is offline
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I fell for a pay pal scam

I received an email from PayPal telling me of my $768 purchase for some golf clubs. There was a link in the email for me to goto PayPal. I clicked on the link and tried to sign in. I couldn't get in so I called PayPal and they told me that it was a scam and for me not to click on anything in the letter as it might open a virus, Trojan etc in my computer and if I did follow a link not to give out any personal info. Too Late, I already gave them my user name and password.

I changed my password and I hope everything will be fine.
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Old 3rd October 2012, 09:21
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... and was everything fine?

I sympathize with you. The internet offers con-artists more opportunities than ever before and it's becoming increasingly difficult to spot the bad guys.
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Old 2nd November 2012, 14:46
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Everything is fine but I recently got an email saying that my paypal account had been closed for non payment. With all my virus protection I clicked on the email and it was an official paypal looking email and they wanted me to click on the link and give my user name and password to correct the situation.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.
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Old 3rd March 2014, 06:04
vorosilov vorosilov is offline
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Yeh, Old Rebe bought golf clubs to beat the talibans and didn't want to pay for it....

Rebe-rebe....
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