I just got an email from PayPal saying that there’s a payment reversal on my account and that I need to log in to explain what happened. But I haven’t bought or sold anything through PayPal in months. Is this legit or some phishing or other scam?
Most of the email I receive asking me to validate and verify my account details with an online site are clearly either legit or a lame attempt at a phishing attack, an attempt to trick me into revealing private information.
Until the most recent that looks just like an Apple ID confirmation message…
I just got an email from someone in IT asking me to confirm my account password and when I click on the link, it asks if I’m “staff”, “faculty” or a ‘student”. But I work for a business, i’m not at a school. Is this legit or a scam?
I got a really weird email from a friend on Facebook: it was just a Web site URL and when I went to it, I got a warning message that it was an “unsafe” and that it’d been blocked. What the heck? What’s going on?
I’m kinda freaking out: I just got a receipt via email for an almost $500 purchase that I apparently made through Paypal to buy a cellphone from LWP Electronics, to be shipped to someone in Maine. But I didn’t make the purchase and when I log in to my Paypal account, I don’t see any trace of the transaction. What’s going on?
I’ve become increasingly paranoid in the last few years and have long since lost any sense of innocence or even optimism regarding email. I trust noone and am leery of using any Web-based email service, but I have been exploring Google’s Gmail service. My question to you: if someone emails me a virus will Gmail even recognize it, or do I just see it as a regular attachment? Also, how does Gmail filter spam out, if at all?
I’m trying to figure out if an email I got from my cellular provider, Verizon Wireless, is some sort of cunning phishing attempt or a real message from the company. It references an account number, but I don’t think it’s mine?