paypal question

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  1. proxygo

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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
     
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  2. kaidoristm

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    Newer saw anything like this.
     
  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

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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

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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

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

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    Sure would!
     
  9. cuppatea78

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