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#987066 - 15th Oct 2015 9:04pm WARNING SMS TXTs PAYPAL, BANK ETC
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There is a rush of txts saying ....

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Final SMS to inform you as of 15.10.2015 that you have not as yet updated your **** account. Please follow this link update your account http ://ow.ly/*****


DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.


Although these appear to be genuine as they use PAYPAL etc instead of a number - they are not genuine.
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#987074 - 15th Oct 2015 10:09pm Re: WARNING SMS TXTs PAYPAL, BANK ETC [Re: diggingdeeper]
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If you get anything like this report it to Spoof@paypal.co.uk. I have twice so far

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#987082 - 16th Oct 2015 8:14am Re: WARNING SMS TXTs PAYPAL, BANK ETC [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Had a few dodgy PayPal emails this week.
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#987114 - 16th Oct 2015 11:19am Re: WARNING SMS TXTs PAYPAL, BANK ETC [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
There is a rush of txts saying ....

Quote:
Final SMS to inform you as of 15.10.2015 that you have not as yet updated your **** account. Please follow this link update your account http ://ow.ly/*****


DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK.


Although these appear to be genuine as they use PAYPAL etc instead of a number - they are not genuine.


Thanks, technnically challenged people like me need all the advice going

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#987119 - 16th Oct 2015 12:09pm Re: WARNING SMS TXTs PAYPAL, BANK ETC [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I am suspecting there may have been a data leak from paypal, I have a number of bank accounts but I only got this text from paypal and the bank that I pay paypal, I didn't get it for the other banks I have accounts with.

I get and identify email scams quite easily, I have a very large number of email addresses, when you get the same email addressed to numerous email addresses its obviously a scam.
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