Solved revenge to phishing emails

August 22, 2015 at 15:51:18
Specs: Windows 7, 32
Hi every time I use ebay/paypal I get loads of phishing emails =paypal account limited I forward them to spoof at paypal who do answer saying yes that was a spoof email will I have to close my paypal/ebay accounts the reregister? I would love to know how to reply to these phishing emails with a digital equivalent of I will break your kneecaps with a hammer. thanks

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#1
August 22, 2015 at 16:02:17
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Just protect yourself as best you can. I wouldn't give "revenge" a minutes thought - remember that you would be taking on criminals.

Never reply to any sort of scam emails. To do so confirms that you are there and invites them to spread the word. It often gives them additional information too.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 22, 2015 at 16:17:04
Your email address has been garnered from wherever. That Paypal mail is a standard scam and fired out to just about any account "they" have garnered from wherever... What they're looking for is confirmation the account is valid/active; and also hoping that you will respond along the lines they ask... - i.e. confirming your Paypal details (login/password, bank account or whatever..). Once you do that they will really start to go to work; and you could find yourself being hit for all manner of costs for fraudulent account activity - using "your" Paypal details; and even your bank account being got at...

I get them sent to an account that has no connection, association, nor has ever been registered etc. with eBay and/or Paypal...; and of course the one that is used for eBay matters... But they find their way automatically into the spam folder - as the pop-3 account recognises them for what they are.

Just ignore them and don't respond to them - for the reasons Derek has outlined.

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#3
August 23, 2015 at 01:52:46
And you shouldn't need to close your paypal/ebay accounts and reregister. They're phishing because they don't have information needed to access your accounts so you should be OK unless you slip up and let a password get out.

One thing you might do is have your paypal and ebay accounts on a separate email address from other correspondence.


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#4
August 23, 2015 at 04:24:32
Thanks good advice =don┬Čt deal with crooks

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#5
August 23, 2015 at 04:26:44
Thanks I will heed your good advice

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#6
August 23, 2015 at 04:28:49
Thankyou I will calm down and change ebay/paypal email

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#7
August 23, 2015 at 07:04:23
Re #6
Sounds like a good plan.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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