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paypal question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by proxygo, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i had some 1 want to buy my service tonight
    and pay by paypal im not questioning him just
    what happened as this seems odd....

    the guys says
    just give me a sec Paylpal want to do a random security check on my account. Just need to fill in a few details for them.
    ok ready now. Bloody paypal makingmchange password!

    i ask
    paypal never ever sends emails to your mail account asking for that ... everyone knows if u get an email from paypal in your normal email u bin it...paypal never ask u to conferm details via mail

    he replies
    i never said they emailed me. It was on their official site in my account as i logged in.

    now i no from time to time paypal will ask you
    to re-conferm your info after u login your account
    but ive never come across a user logging into there
    account being asked to change there pass as well

    im i right or wrong on this 1.. just covering my
    own back

    the last message from this user was
    let them know that it happened when i logged into the official paypal site. It said it was a random security check. They had the correct ending digits of my bank card and bank account but before i could long in i had to confirm it. They also said i had to change password. I reied typing in my original password but said i could not use my existing password.

    does paypal do this or is
    something wrong
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  2. kaidoristm

    kaidoristm Power Member

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  3. bmac

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    I eight years and a lot of accounts I have never had this happen.
     
  4. jetti789

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    I haven't ever had paypal ask me to reconfirm any info and change password.
    I would not give out any more info to this person and contact paypal about your account. He might be phishing.
     
  5. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hes a bhw member with 80 posts would seem
    odd he would destroy his rep for this
    let me see if i can get him to post on this
     
  6. cuppatea78

    cuppatea78 Regular Member

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    Hi Guys,

    This post is about me.

    I logged into my Paypal account in order to make a payment and there was a message saying Paypal were carrying out a random security check and could i confirm some details. They had the last 4 digits of my bank card and asked my to confirm the rest of the numbers as this is the one i registered with them. They also had the last 2 digits of my bank account and asked me to confirm my account.

    The next page then asked me to change my password. I thought this a bit strange so just typed in my existing password and tried to continue but it said i could not use my existing password. So i changed it.

    They then asked me to provide some answers to a couple of questions (i chose from a drop down box) in case i ever forgot my password.

    After speaking with Proxygo on MSN he got me thinking that maybe this was a scam and i had been duped. I logged out of paypal and logged back in using my new password, and it worked.

    I then called paypal just to be sure at their Ireland call centre and after spending 5 mins with some robot answer machine getting me to repeat things i was put through to a real person who confirmed Paypal had asked me to change my password. He said they sent me an email to confirm they had asked me, which i have received.

    I have never had this happen to me before but i spoke to paypal on the phone and they confirmed it was a legit paypal security check.
     
  7. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    well ille guess ille try your payment cupatea
    130 odd posts would be odd for a scam
     
  8. cuppatea78

    cuppatea78 Regular Member

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    Sure would!
     
  9. cuppatea78

    cuppatea78 Regular Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Just to give you an update in case any one has this happen to them. Even though Paypal confirmed on the phone that they did in deed ask me to confirm my details and change my password i still thought i would email them and get it in writing. Please see their response and my original message below:

    Dear **** ********,

    Thank you for contacting PayPal with your concern.

    Mr. ********, upon careful review of your account, I can see here that you were asked by the system to complete a validation test when you have tried
    to login to your account today. I can assure you that this process is legitimate.

    I would like to congratulate you for successfully passing our validation test. I would also like to thank you for your cooperation regarding this matter.

    It is my pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing PayPal.

    Sincerely,
    Allan
    PayPal European Services
    PayPal, an eBay Company

    Copyright © 1999-2009 PayPal. All rights reserved. PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l.
    & Cie, S.C.A. Société en Commandite par Actions. Registered Office: 5th
    Floor, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449, Luxembourg, RCS Luxembourg B 118 349

    Original Message Follows:
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    Form Message
    customer subject: Does Paypal carry out random security checks asking for
    bank account details and asking me to change password?

    customer message: Additional Information: 'I tried logging into my paypal
    account and there was a message saying Paypal were carrying out a random
    security check and asked me to fill in my details with regards my bank
    account, bank card and to change my password,

    Is this legit?

    Please confirm as i would like to be sure.

    Regards,

    ****