So my mother forwards me an email she received in her inbox today, assuming it belongs to me… The letter looks official and says it’s from email@example.com… I’m not sure what to think about it.
[quote=“email”]Subject: New email address added to your PayPal account !
You have added firstname.lastname@example.org as a new email address for
your PayPal account.
If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance
with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at:
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot
be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose
the “Help” link in the header of any page.
PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD
NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at
paypal.com/. Protect yourself against fraudulent websites
by opening a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape)
and typing in the PayPal URL every time you log in to your account.
PayPal Email ID PPXX2
I call Mom to wish a Happy Thanksgiving, and ask about what she forwarded to me, explaining I have my own PayPal account, and that this e-mail must be to her. She doesn’t have a PayPal account, so I assume I created one using her e-mail address long long ago. I try a lost password retrieval at paypal.com using her e-mail address and then the one that this email stated as added to her account. Neither were found… So I’m guessing it’s just some SPAM or some crap trick. Is there a way to see if this letter is legitimate without calling PayPal? I think I’ll call them anyway.
Any thoughts? MiG? The thought of a hi-jacked PayPal account belonging to myself is a little scary. No debit, or credit cards would have been added to the account if it exists/existed…
( I edited the info in the RED text if you didn’t figure that out )