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Johnny Dependable
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Just got this today...It looked VERY real. If you get an email like this, forward it to paypal's security team. DONT reply to it with your account info!!!

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This same scam gets sent out in various formats all the time. Whether it's a message from your bank, credit card company, pay pal or anything for that matter NEVER follow the links from the email when they ask you to update your information. Always log in the way you would normally login in and if there are any notifications or changes that need to be made you will be notified there. Many times the links look real. For instance this looks legitimate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

But when you click on it you go somewhere totally different. Many times they will have a domain that looks similar (like playpal.com or paypal.anydomain.com) so you don't notice and even sometimes grab your info and send you to the legitimate site and log you in so you never know.
 
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