Stranger Than Fiction
- 30 Jan 2004
About once every 6 weeks I get an email from Paypal, or someone pretending to be paypal. It informs me I need to restore my access. Unlike obvious scam emails, this one has no graphics, just plain text and no links to a reset page. It even says to be perfectly secure to open a new browser window and type the paypal URL in manually. I forwarded the message to the paypal fraud department and was told that it was indeed a fraudulent message. However if I go to paypal and try to log in, the paypal homepage tells me that my account has been disabled and I need to input my full account number to restore access. Needless to say I don't do it but I can't get into my account and I can't get anyone at paypal to address my questions. This happens on all systems I try to login with (home, work, laptop, school) so I don't think its some very very slick spyware duping me into visiting a spoofed page. So has this happened to anyone else? Should I actually give them my information?