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Don’t Have An Account

Writer Wishes To Remain Anonymous

To my knowledge, I do not nor ever have had a paypal account.  I have also never purchased anything on ebay.  Over the past 6 months, I have been getting increasingly  more and more fraudulent e-mails telling me they are from ebay and that my account has been breached.  Inthe past month or so, I have also begun getting repeated e-mails from paypal with the following text:

Dear Salexand@pitt.edu,

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the PayPal network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a prevention measure, we have temporarely limited access to sensitive PayPal account features. Please click on the link below to confirm your information:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run?USER=Salexand@pitt.edu

For more information about how to protect your account, please visit PayPal’s Security Center, accessible via the “Security Center” link located at the bottom of each page of the PayPal website.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

The PayPal Fraud Management Team

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the “Help” link in the header of any page. Copyright© 2005 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

(END OF e-mail text)

As I said, to the best of my knowledge I do not have a paypal account.  If there is some problem with an account associated with me, please feel free to call me at the phone number given.

Posted: April 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

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