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Friday, November 19, 2004

Ok, I Think Pay Pal Has Lost IT!

Hey all 3 of you! Do you see a Pay Pal button? Go through all the posts, any solicitations for $? See abusive language? Porn? Exhortations for you to knock off your kids, that YOU screwed up? (Just kidding, I know you 3 didn't and those that do don't read). Do you see ads? (Who would want to?)

The absence of the above did not stop me from receiving this:

Dear PayPal member,

We regret to inform you that your PayPal account has been suspended due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the PayPal community. Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using PayPal in any way. This includes the registering of a new account.

The fastest and the most efficient way of becoming unsuspended is by clicking on the link below, login into your account and provide us additional information.

Please note that any seller fees due to PayPal will immediately become due and payable. PayPal will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.

Now I do have a Pay Pal account, to send a few sheckles to those deserving. When I tried to access this account, it wanted me to re-enter my credit card info. For some reason, I became suspicious, skeptical me! Yet after sending Pay Pal a missive, which of course is not in my 'saved send' batch, basically saying, " Ummm, no thanks, please tell me what you are addressing. I do not use your service for solicitation, thus blah, blah."

I get back this:

Dear Kath***********,

Thank you for contacting PayPal.We appreciate you bringing this spam incident to our attention. We will investigate this incident fully and suspend the account of any PayPaluser who has violated our Anti-Spam policy. PayPal's referral program is meant to encourage people to introduce the benefits of PayPal to their friends and family, and to people they transact with online. It is not intended to encourage spam.

We apologize for this inconvenience andappreciate your report.To report a possible fraudulent website/email. Please be sure thefollowing is included:

1. A copy of the suspicious email that was received
2. If the email contained a link to a website, the link that wasincluded
3. The email address of the person who sent the suspicious emailPayPal will take immediate and appropriate action on the matter.

If youhave surrendered financial information or password information to the website/email, report this to your financial institutions, and immediately change your passwords and secret answers. If you find any unauthorized changes on any account, report the occurrence immediately!

To file a claim of Unauthorized Use of Your PayPal Account, click here: https://www.paypal.com/wf/f=sa_unauth If you can no longer access your PayPal Account, use the followinginstructions*. If you still cannot access your PayPal Account afterfollowing these instructions, click here:https://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=sa_unauth If you have sent a payment, but believe the seller to be fraudulent, or have not received product, please log in to your PayPal Account, click 'Security Center', click on the 'Buyer Complaint Form' and follow theinstructions. DO NOT reply to this email as no one is assigned torespond to this automatic email. If this is a PayPal transaction showing up on your Credit Card or Bank Statement that is NOT on your PayPal Account, please call 1-888-221-1161and request to be transferred to the Stolen Credit Card/StolenBank Account Department. Please note, only reports of stolen CreditCards and stolen Bank Accounts will be handled by phone. All otherreports will only be acted on if emailed via appropriate webform. DO NOTreply to this email as no one is assigned to respond to this automatic email.If your problem is not one of the above scenarios, please contact us athttps://www.paypal.com/wf/f=default orhttps://www.paypal.com/ewf/f=default*We have developed a process by which you can regain access to yourPayPal Account by confirming some of the information you gave whenregistering for your account. Please follow the instructions below,which will guide you through the rest of the process.
1. Visit https://www.paypal.com/ and click 'Forget Your Password?' linklocated under the box provided for you to enter your password (you may have to click the 'Log In' button if our system does not recognize the computer you are using)
2. On the page that appears, enter your email address in the boxprovided and click 'Submit'. The email address entered must be an emailaddress you have added to your PayPal Account
3. An email containing a hypertext link along with additional instructions will be automatically sent to the email address you entered in Step 2. Click the link
4. You will be asked to verify your identity by answering questionsbased on your account information * Please note that if you are requested to answer your SecurityQuestions to verify your identity, both questions must be answered
5. Click 'Submit'6. Once you have successfully verified your identity, you can changeyour password and access your account immediately.

We suggest that you also review your Profile and make any necessary updates If you cannot verify your identity, click 'fax information' link on the'Verify Your Identity' page for further instructions to recover yourpassword.**To change either your password or your security questions, pleasefollow the instructions below.
1. Click https://www.paypal.com/PW-PROF or copy and paste the entirelink into the address bar
2. Select either 'Password' or 'Security Question' and click 'Edit'button
3. You may be asked to confirm ownership of the account by answeringquestions based on your account information
4. Click Submit
5. Type your current password in the 'Current Password' box. Eithertype your new password into the 'New Password' and 'Retype Password'boxes, or select your new security questions and enter the answers. Please note, passwords are case sensitive and must be at least 8characters. Also, make sure that your CAPS LOCK is not on when you set your password
8. Click 'Save' to complete the changeIf you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.Sincerely,PayPal Account Review DepartmentThis email is sent to you by the contracting entity to your UserAgreement, either PayPal Inc or PayPal (Europe) Limited. PayPal(Europe)Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authorityin the UK as an electronic money (Do you see a 6 or 7 that I am missing?)institution.************************************************************************Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address will not be answered.************************************************************************Your original request is below:

For some reason, still don't feel comfortable sending them anymore information about me. Does bring to mind this:


I will try to get an answer to what the heck is going on, makes me very nervous that my credit card number is out there, I mean there must be at least $5 left on my credit limit. For some reason, I do not feel comfortable with them having my information. Think it's time to make sure my credit institutions will not accept payments. Sorry all those I was planning on sending a couple hundred to.

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