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PayPal Users Targeted in Sophisticated Phishing Attack


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Re: PayPal Users Targeted in Sophisticated Phishing Attack

And the beat goes on...................now we have to up the game to protect the users against these sophisticated phishing attacks.

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Re: PayPal Users Targeted in Sophisticated Phishing Attack

Thank you Jasper for this update! As I use PayPal and I don't think I'd fall victim to this but there are plenty who might. Smiley Sad


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Re: PayPal Users Targeted in Sophisticated Phishing Attack

I had a PayPal account about 3 or 4 years ago that money was withdrawn out of my American Express (Costco) card that is closed now. Costco switched to Citi last year so PayPal if hacked doesn't get nothing from me. I was tired of PayPal bugging me for my Navy Federal account number so PayPal can directly withdraw from there. One thing that I learned from the Credit Union: Never give out your main Financial Account number to anyone. If you have no choice to give out that Account Numer make sure you trust who your giving it to. Once they get that number a thief could have a field day with your account and it would disrupt everything on that account. As for using a Credit Card for PayPal, all you have to do is cancel the Credit Card. Smiley Wink

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Re: PayPal Users Targeted in Sophisticated Phishing Attack

I've used OayPal for years, never had a problem. Strong password for one thing. I have my credit card accounts set to message me whenever there is a charge regardless of the size. I can flag a bogus charge and have the card shut down in a heartbeat.