I just got six messages from pay pal telling my limit on sending 10k was to high so the shut off my bank account, then I logged into pay pal and saw CGWEB has set up automatic payments, the ip address were from Il, and Ark. pay pal does not know if they hacked my computer or if the hacked pay pal, now I need to go close out my one checking account, I wish I could find these S.O.B. and show them what we do to hackers, Bob
Last I heard they fall up ladders...
That's why I would never use "paypal". I would not buy an item unless the seller agreed to a certified bank money order payment. That way I control access to the bank accounts not paypal/eba$$$.
I don't and WON'T use pay pal at all ever. I signed up, but have never used it because it occurred to me that every effort is made to convince you that it's "Pay Pal Only" to pay for things. Last I knew cash is "legal tender for all debts, public and private". It's just another way for someone to have control of your money.
I don't ,nor ever will have/use it. It is nothing but a form of extortion,by ebay. I get 5-6 attempts to hack my paypal account each month. Not a way to promote confidence in an organization.
From overseas, Paypal can be a money saver. Those greedy banks rob you at both ends of the transaction and their conversion rates are often almost as high as Paypal. That being said, my paypal account is a separate dedicated account, into which I transfer just enough to cover any purchase I might make. That way there's nothing to taken.
For your interest.
Allan from down under.
Never answer any email from your bank or Paypal through an email provided link. The minute you do, you just possibly gave away all your login information to a criminal. Sign out of your email and log in directly to paypal or your specific bank website if you are concerned. Criminals gain access to your accounts usually this way. Its a form of "phishing"
ED'S GOT IT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You fell for an email from a scammer who got you to give him your password. Then he took your money.
This has nothing to do with Pay Pal. You fell for a spam email. You could lose all the money in your bank the same way.
If you get unsolicited email from tbay or Papal, forward it to Spoof@ebay.com or Spoof@paypal.com
About the only spam I get is from tbay, and it's addressed to my handle, offering some special once or twice a day. I forward it to their spoof address just to show my displeasure at their spam.
I have been using Pay Pal for about 8 years, maybe longer.
I always ignore notices (emails) that claim to be from PayPal.
I have never had any bad luck with PayPal.
It is a handy way to pay for items bought on EBay and to get tickets at the last minute for events run by PayPal users.
It's them green backs and silver change you gotta watch out for.
Ralph, you beat me to it. Those Spoof addresses are account savers. I send EVERY email I get to them. I figure if it's real they will tell me.
I have a love/hate relationship with PayPal. I NOW use the PayPal Master card and when I get something on eBay it gets charged, not withdrawn from my account. The plus is other places now take PayPal. Still thou a lone/hate thing there.
I never open these e mails I log into my accounts to see if e mails are true, like I said I never respond to e mails saying they are from pay pal or banks, Bob
I was in Home Depot the other day and they now take PayPal !!
I get them too but there's nothing backing up the account. No bank accounts or other major credit cards so there'd be no where for a spammer to go for more. Plus there's not much standing $ in the pay pal account either. I'm pretty sure however if your running a business on e-bay you might not have these "luxuries". Ignore them or spoof them. Your choice. Their not going away. Just like the classified scammers here one hit in a thousand pays off.
All you have to do is set a low daily limit(that you can go on line and change any time) within 5 minuets after I make a trans action it shows up on my e-mail. I stay on top of it and if you set a low limit they can only get that much. As was said above, never answer an e-mail from your e-mail account, go and log onto pay-pal .KB
The problem is the scamers get into your account and they can raise anything they want, once they break in your toast, I agree keep one dollar in there but then they can also use your back up bank or credit card, this is what pay pal told me, Bob
They also told me every few weeks change your password and the two questions
I've gotten several messages from so called credit card companies wanting me to verify my data or wanting me to call them, all this is is a scam for someone wanting to get our info. Most of whom I don't have a card or any business with. One problem people have and my wife comes home from work as a manager for a credit union branch with the story of business taking money out of peoples account. What has happened is that at one time or another the person paid a bill with a their credit card, so what has happened is the person opened the door to their account and that same company then goes and gets their next payment out again with out asking the card holder for that payment or even telling the card holder. But again the person opened the door once and that's all it took. I have had a paypal card for some time without any trouble. I pay the balance off each month and I have never opened up the card to pay a bill such as Dish or any other company. We changed cell phone companies a few months ago and they didn't want to open the account with out us giving them a credit card on file. Long story short, they didn't get a number.
It's ironic that this comes up on this forum. Every time I have written a classified add on the Model T Club I start getting scammers wanting my cell phone number and wanting bank info. Most of the time it is from England or Europe and Africa.