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Hylander
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The below email is NOT from paypal do not open it if you receive it.  It is from an airbandb address.  paypal always addresses the receiver with their correct name and not 'Hello'

BEWARE.

Hello,          
          
It is nearly time. On January 14, 2020, the second stage of the "PSD2 regulation" comes into force. Under this scheme, payment service providers are required to adapt to the new security requirements and to adjust their banking system accordingly. We also had to make far-reaching changes to our system to stay compliant with case law.https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1667199/psd.png?w=736&f=bcc47616468cf4861293cb377df2a9ec

As part of this conversion, various checks are made. Among other things, it must be ensured that user data has been entered truthfully and is up-to-date.

In order to guarantee a smooth transition to the new system, your intervention is absolutely essential. The button below will take you to your customer accoount, where you can check your profile. If you do not carry out the check, we are unfortunately forced to block your customer account.



Check your profile now
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

With best regards

Your PayPal customer service



          

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Thank you, Hylander. These scammers are always finding new ways to trap the unwary.

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Not had the Paypal one yet but did have two of the classic Amazone Prime phone messages on the same day from two different numbers.

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Any unrecognised numbers on my landline l leave to go to answerphone. Most genuine callers leave a message, scammers always hang up as soon as the recorded message plays .

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I have a method of dealing with phone scammers which I have found to be very nearly infallible.

I answer the phone with a simple 'Hello'
The caller usually asks for a named person.
As a reply, I say 'You sound like you're in an office, is this a business call?'
Every single dodgy caller so far (and that's several dozen) has immediately hung up.  One caller really was genuine, and had a valid reason for calling;  as I had not said anything rude or been at all nasty, the phone conversation continued without any hassle.

As for e-mail scams, so far I have not been caught, partly by viewing all messages as 'Plain Text' (not HTML), which helps to spot strange URLs in the links.

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Not a Paypal scam BUT...
Yesterday the phone rang and the display showed a number with our local area dial code. However it was a recorded message saying our internet was going to be cut off etc.
A lot of these calls now show a number but i've never seen one before with our local are code on (maybe it was just luck) so please beware.

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jrskip:
Yes, I had two calls like that yesterday morning, from different numbers:
01277 416308 and 01339 796051.
Both messages were identical, claiming that there had been some illegal activity on my internet connection (didn't claim to know what ISP I use) and urged me to to press a key to discuss it with them else I'd be cut off withing 24 to 48 hours. Needless to say I hung-up. This morning I had another call showing "International" with the same message.
The two numbers above are now on my blocked list.

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Unfortunately, there's little point in blocking numbers. As you've found, every time the call comes through it's from a different number. I'm told it's because the calls originate from a "Voice over Internet" phone, and apparently there's software you can use to "spoof" any number you want to appear at the other end. The scammers will just pick a random number from anywhere they think will fool you into thinking the call might be genuine, and to bypass any "block non-identifying numbers" call blocking. Stay alert, and stay safe.

Regards, Ray.

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I realise that Ray, but what else can anyone do, other than keep your wits about you?

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Had the same thing yesterday and again today. Only picked up as a local code. Same message about internet but just put phone down again.

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