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Happy Easter!

I got an e-mail from PayPal this morning saying they think my account's been breached, and they've put limitations on it as a counter-measure. Not sure what this means -- I've only used it once, a long time ago, to transfer funds to someone in America who didn't want me to have her banking details. I have no idea whether this 'unauthorised access' means I'll stand to lose money in some way or other, and I'm not really sure whether any action is required from my side.

ETA: Thank you everyone who has warned me that this is phishing. I took your advice and reported the e-mail to PayPal, who have confirmed that they never sent it, and have given me some handy tips as to how to protect myself in future. Thank God I hadn't filled in any details, although I did follow the link initially...I have now deleted all my cookies and files from my computer, and hope that that'll be the end of it.

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xionin
Apr. 15th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
first thing i would do is make sure that the email actually came from paypal. go to paypal's site directly, not through any links in the email. if there is a hold on your account, the info will be there.
gamiila
Apr. 15th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. It looked pretty legit, but you can't be too careful these days, can you? I'll take no action until I'm sure it really is from PayPal.