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Offline Jebber

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Re: PayPal - possible phishing ?
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 10 February 15 18:01 GMT (UK) »
I had an email from Pay-pal a couple of weeks ago which I binned. I had a reminder from them the other day saying I'd failed to reply to it. Trouble is that I don't have a Pay-pal account and never have had one.

Trust nobody, reply to no-one!

The same has happened to me, I don't have a Pay-pal account either. They were binned along with others from banks I have no accounts with, also those purporting to be from my internet provide telling me my mailbox is full and I will be unable to receive or send more emails until I click on the link.

With the  news of the smart TVs connected to the internet being able to pick up conversations in ones home, security is going to become ever more important, not to mention time consuming.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: PayPal - possible phishing ?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 11 February 15 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Just received this from PayPal in response to my query about whether the first email was genuine:

Thank you for bringing this email to our attention. We can confirm that
 PayPal sent this email. We apologize for any confusion this may have
 caused.
 To keep members informed of our products and services, PayPal
 occasionally sends emails to account holders. General Notification
 emails and Payment Notification emails are activated by default.
 Therefore, a PayPal user will need to set their Preferences to 'not'
 receive these emails if they so choose.
 Please check your Account Profile to ensure that your email notification
 preferences are currently set to your desired specifications. You can
 choose whether or not to receive these Notification emails by following
 these steps:
 1. Log into your account at https://www.paypal.com/ by entering your
 email address and password in the Member Log In box
 2. Click on "Profile"
 3. Select "Notifications" under the Account Information tab
 4. Select which Notifications you would like to receive
 5. Click Save
 Sincerely,
 The PayPal Team


So it appears I was fretting unnecessarily.  Thanks for the support though.

STG
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Re: PayPal - possible phishing ?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 11 February 15 17:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi STG, at least you now know  :)

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Frank.
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