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Please someone help paypal sending threatning emails?

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Please someone help paypal sending threatning emails?

Postby shen86 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am

SOME MAN EMAILED ME WANTING TO BUY DS GAMES AND A PAIR OF WOMENS SHOES FOR HIS SON IN NIGERIA. YES WOMENS SHOES FOR HIS SON??
I ENDED UP NOT SENDING BECAUSE I GOT A REALLY BAD FEELING HE WAS SCAMMING ME.
THEN PAYPAL SENDS ME THIS?
WHAT DO I DO IVE NEVER USED PAYPAL BEFORE IF SOMEONE COULD GIVE ME GREAT ADVICE SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE.
IM STARTING TO GET WORRIED ABOUT THIS EMAIL...


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Dear levi kavanagh,

PayPal authority seek your esteemed co-operation in resolving the transaction dispute between you and frank.naccy

You must understand that PayPal verifies members account on a regular basis and duly monitor all transaction carried out through PayPal to secure 100% protection skills for both party.

Due to our recently updated security measure, all payment for online auctions, requires valid shipment verification before the payment would be credited into the seller's account due to the ongoing internet fraud activities involved in auction payments.

PayPal users agreement clearly stated that all members must follow PayPal policies and instructions in every transaction carried out through PayPal. Please understand that our major aim is the satisfaction of our customers. PayPal authority request for your esteemed co-operation in resolving this dispute between you and frank naccy promptly.

Our investigation reviewed that you and the buyer has agreed to complete the transaction before you requested for payment from the buyer without concluding the shipment agreement as always advised by PayPal, therefore we seek your maximum co-operation to resolve this dispute by choosing your preferred way in resolving this dispute, two(2) options are given below, you are expected to choose one and act fervently:

1) Continue the shipment and email us a proof of shipment for confirmation to enable us credit the sum of €150.00 EUR into your account immediately.

2) Transfer the €150.00 EUR in question to the confirmed name and address of the buyer via western union money transfer respectively and email us the money transfer details for confirmation to enable us release the sum of €150.00 EUR to your account respectively.

To enable us resolve this dispute timely, own to the account limited access presently on frank naccy account which will not permit us refund the funds in question through the PayPal system we recommend you to select any one of the given options above with your timely action to enable us resolve this dispute immediately.

At this point, PayPal authority recommend you to act fervently and you must understand that we are only taking this procedure to make PayPal a safer and comfortable place for all transactions.

PayPal authority sincerely advise you to act fervently to resolve this dispute on or before the next 48hours, failure to do so would resolve to the involvement of the Police for violating PayPal users agreement in act of the 1999 PayPal Law in collaboration with the Law Enforcement Agencies.

To help us resolve the dispute between you and frank naccy promptly, PayPal authority sincerely recommend you to either ship the merchandise to the buyer or you transfer the €150.00 EUR via western union money transfer and email us the money transfer details as requested to enable us release the sum of €150.00 EUR to your account immediately.

We patiently await your timely action in resolving this dispute.
You must understand that we are taking this security measure to secure 100% protection for both you and the buyer.
Thank you for using PayPal
PayPal makes it easy to send/receive money for your auctions.




Sincerely,
PayPal


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PayPal Email ID PP1525

THIS TURNED UP IN MY SPAM AND INBOX?
CAN THEY INFORCE LEGAL ACTION?
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Please someone help paypal sending threatning emails?

Postby broehain61 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:17 am

Paypal is NOT sending those emails, the original scammer is. Delete and ignore them. The scammer is only trying to scare you into sending him your cash.

There is no buyer, no emails from Paypal and nothing legit in any of those emails from the scammer posing as a buyer and pretending to be paypal.

Notice how the scammer doesn't call what you are selling by name? He uses the generic word "item", that is because he sends the same stock copy/paste email to anyone selling everything that he can find and he has no idea what you are selling and doesn't care.

There is only a scammer trying to steal your possession, your electronic item, clothing or jewelry.

The scammer isn't interested in your identity or bank account only in convincing you to ship your possession to him without him sending you a penny.

The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be "Paypal" saying "kindly send the tracking number and we will release the funds".

Paypal does NOT send such emails, ever. Paypal does NOT have escrow or money holding services like that scammer describes. Paypal does NOT demand you send a tracking number before money is sent. EVER. No exceptions.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of being the perfect buyer, great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

If you google "cragislist buyer scam", "fake paypal email scam", "ebay escrow fraud" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near victims of this type of scam.

Check out the one and only official paypal website, read up on what paypal does and how it really works.
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Please someone help paypal sending threatning emails?

Postby werner72 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:23 am

That email is NOT from Paypal. It's the scammer pretending to be from Paypal

Forward that email to [email protected] and DO NOT respond to this scammer for any reason. They are trying to scare you --- this same scam has been going around for years

Once they figure out you aren't falling for it and aren't going to send the shoes they will stop contacting you -- but they will sell your email address to other scammers so you'll start to get lots of scam emails

Forward to [email protected] and they will confirm it's not from Paypal and for you to ignore this and any future messages
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