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Just received this by email, clearly a scam but thought it worth a warning shout out.  Did try to send email to  messaz65@hotmail.com in case account hacked  but it bounced back.

Message read as below.

GAH82732J276726A5

Hello,
After careful consideration of the evidence provided in the case detailed
below, we have completed our investigation and decided in favor of the
buyer. Under terms of our User Agreement, we have debited the following
amount from your PayPal account as a refund to the buyer: $35.77 USD

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Transaction Details
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Buyer's name: Terry Clayton
Buyer's email: messaz65@hotmail.com
Transaction ID: GAH82732J276726A5


Transaction date: September 9, 2015
Transaction amount: $31.77 USD


Your PayPal account is now limited !

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What to Do Next ?
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Please log into your PayPal account :






For security reasons please confirm your PayPal Debit Mastercard.





Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter.

Thanks,
PayPal Protection Services Department@2015.

 

 

Edited by Dean

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I haven't had this particuler one, but the givaway is the link to ...
ybltn*********/vias/
I wouldn't recommend clicking it.

In fact, Dean, it might be a good idea to edit your post and kill the link, in case someone on here clicks it. It will probably be an on line form where the user enters their card details and sends it to wherever, just not to Paypal.

Cheers
Mick

Just checked, Firefox say it's a reported web forgery, so it's blocked, but can't speak for other browsers, one or two might let that go through.

Edited by Mick Holdsworth

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You can forward any suspicious email to    spoof@paypal.com    they will usually reply confirming if it is a scam, it also helps them track down those responsible for the scams

Edited by martyn pitt

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I haven't had this particuler one, but the givaway is the link to ...
ybltn*********/vias/
I wouldn't recommend clicking it.

In fact, Dean, it might be a good idea to edit your post and kill the link, in case someone on here clicks it. It will probably be an on line form where the user enters their card details and sends it to wherever, just not to Paypal.

Cheers
Mick

Just checked, Firefox say it's a reported web forgery, so it's blocked, but can't speak for other browsers, one or two might let that go through.

Good idea Mick, edited as advised.

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Had several spoof paypal messages in recent weeks and always passed on the details to spoof@paypal.com and they confirmed they will pursue the fake website. Its a shame they never come back and let you know they have closed the website or are prosecuting the perpetrators.

Hope everyone is keeping safe online:)  

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