Pay Pal Scam Alert!!!
Many of us, especially this time year, use PayPal to make online purchases. This morning I received an email indicating that there was a potential security breach to my account from a foreign IP address and, unless I confirmed my information, my account would be suspended.
So, being the fool that I am, I clicked on the link to see what was going on. Mind you, I haven't used PayPal in quite some time but have in the past.
I reached a screen that "appeared" very official. It asked for a log-in and password. . However, it was asking me to give my name (don't they already have that?) credit card number AND Social Security number. I get the heck out of there fast and open a new window and go to PayPal's official site. I notice that their address is PayPayl.com. The return address on my email is PayPal.us. Search "scam" on their site and while this one is not specifically mentioned, there's a similar one documented on their site.
I now have to go through and change all my passwords just to be safe. I have a feeling that this other "site" would have accepted any log-in name and password and I was foolish enough to use a real one.
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