Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paypal Security Center - Update Account Info?

Just a heads up, if you have a Paypal account and recieve an email from Paypal Security Center asking you to update your account info within the next 2 days or your account will be close DONT DO IT! Its a spoof email that asks for you bank info AND pin number if you use a credit card!

I got this email yesterday and thought it was the real thing, updated ALL my info and noticed the address was NOT a Paypal address. Luckily I was able to cancel my card this morning with no charges and report them to Paypal. OMG, can you imagine someone charging on my card? Ide really be in the shitter then!!

This is the address to look for, the phishing site!

My virus protection did not pick it up at first, must have been a new site yesterday and Im betting they got ALOT people!

Please take precaution when viewing emails such as these and remember Paypal will never ask you to update your account! DUH @ me!!!

I would like to thank you ALL who left such warm and thoughtful comments on my last post! I was pretty depressed yesterday but things are looking up! I was SO overwhelmed by all of the responses that I was crying while reading them this morning!

We did take out a small loan for a newER car, ha! Its a 2000 Cavalier - UGH, Im not too happy about that because thats the kind of car I was driving when I was in my accident. Ill overcome my fear of this car hopefully! I am happy that we dont have to worry anymore and the loan is pretty small so we should have it paid off in no time!

Thanks for bringing my spirits up:)


Linda said...

I have gotten those emails too. No reliable site asks for that kind of info so I report them.

I hope you have happy driving with your new car!

Karen said...

Oh I know, I have had these over the years...frustrating....but I never do the information. I think if I didn't contact them then they don't need to know. I then send the e-mail off to Paypal so they can verify the spoof.
Aren't there just so many of these crappy people out there trying to get our information....Wish someone would do these kinds of things to them.

Heather's Stitches said...


Thanks for the heads up on this..Haven't had one yet but nwo I'll be more careful!

Glad that you were able to get a "New to You" car!

Have a Great Day,

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Jenn, I'm so sorry that you got had like that. But if you had not already been in such a stressed state of mind, I bet you would have caught it right away. I'm glad you caught it before anything bad could happen. Bless your heart!
Conrgats on getting another car. I hope it turns out to be a good one.
Have a great day!

Char said...

I have to say I love your header! that your window all decked out?!...If so, wonderful job!

Don't you just love the nerve of theives?!!!

basketsnprims said...

Jenn, I'm so glad you are feeling a little better. I hope you like your new car. I've had those emails but luckily I caught on & I did report them to PayPal. Thanks for the heads up. Enjoy your day.


belladella said...

Thanks for the heads up. And I am glad things are looking up for you today. Life is so glorious like that. Hugs to you.

Kath said...

Hiya Jenn-I am so gald you're feeling better today!!!
Glad ya got a new car....and your worries are taken care of!
Enjoy your day...

hugs to ya!

Debbie @ said...

I am so glad to hear this, I wouldn't have known! Great post..we all need to know. thanks

pinetrees on the moor said...

HI jenn hope things are looking brighter for you, i know what you mean everything seems to happen all at once, and car problems don't get me started they think you are a woman so hey we will rip you off, a few weeks ago i needed work on my exhust the first garage tried to rip me of big time then said i needed 2 new tyres but i just had my MOT a couple of months ago so i could smell a rat went to another garage and had the work done for a fraction of the cost. hope you are all on the mend now~take care ~Kate~

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the heads up! People can be such jerks, hey?

Your window looks just amazing... and you're sounding a little more like you today! Hope you continue on your upswing!
Hugs, Kimberly

Shari Kraft said...

I can't stand crappy people like that. Grow up and get a job, like the rest of us!!! I am so glad you caught it! I had someone hack into my Ebay account last Christmas. They bought all kinds of electronics. Ebay was great, and fixed it, but it still didn't take away the "violated" feeling I had.

Terry said...

Hey Jenn!
I had that happen to me too a few years ago when I wasn't in the best frame of mind.
I did the exact thing you did...cancel my account. I was lucky that this account was just set up for when we sold on ebay, so it wasn't our regular account.
Don't beat yourself up over it. Like Carolyn said..if you weren't so stressed right now you would have caught it.
So happy about your new car!
I love your header too!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Thanks for the tip on Paypal, I'll keep a eye out for it. I had a 2000 Cavalier too, loved it! But I understand your fear, take your time.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Glad your feeling better:) Thanks for telling about the "bad" email too!
Hope your car is just great for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Paypal 'heads up"..what a horrible feeling to know these 'thieves' are right at our door..
It's nice to see you are a little happier today...keep your chin up.
luv Ann.xx

Shari Kraft said...

Hey Jenn....I got a bit behind, but I want to get your bowl fillers on for the November drawing. Can you send me a pic?????

Jazy said...

Jenn, glad you're feeling better!
Also thanks for letting us know about that Paypal scam! I had on in my inbox too, lucky I read your post first!!!
And another thing: I've decided to TORTURE!!!! LoL