Two Serious Scam Warnings, Plus a bargain
Randy’s Ramblings 21st April
In this post:
**Two Serious Scam Warnings
**Local meet confirmed
Do check the P.S.’s too )
**Two Serious Scam Warnings Plus a bargain
I wanted to send this straight out as I know a lot of
people fall for these.
I’ve just received 2 emails…
One supposedly from Pay’Pal
And the other from the IRS
Basically I know them both to be scams –
purely sent to get Ca$h from your
pocket into the scammers accounts.
Don’t ask me about the techy side of how they’ll
manage it – they just will if you cl’ck the links!
Here it is:
To: Not Set
Date: Apr 21 2008, 01:14 PM
Subject: PayPal – Notification of Account Limitation
Dear PayPal account holder,
PayPal is constantly working to ensure security of our customers
by regularly screening the accounts in our system.
We have recently determined that different computers have tried
logging into your PayPal account,and multiple password
failures were present before the logons. Until we can collect secure
information, your access to sensitive account features
will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible,
and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Why is my account access limited?
Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):
April 20, 2008: We have reasons to believe that your account has
been accessed by a third party.We have limited
access to sensitive PayPal account features in case your account has
been accessed by an unauthorized third party.
We understand that having limited access can be an
inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.
(Your case ID for this reason is PP-931-2843-031.)
How can I restore my account access?
Please visit the Resolution Center and complete the “Steps to Remove Limitations.”
To visit the Resolution Center, please follow the link below:
Completing all of the checklist items will automatically restore your account access.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM / BULK folder,
that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider.
We are sorry for that inconvenience.
Â© Copyright Â© 1999-2008 PayPal. All rights reserved.
The PayPal one supposedly informs me that my account
is being limited, and I need to log in because somebody has
attempted fraudulent activity on my account.
They then apologise the inconvenience but require me to
secure my account information by clicking on a link
and going through the procedures at the PayPal have in
place to re verify the account sending the limitations.
What’s worrying about this e-mail is that the wording in the
information is very accurate.
On a couple of occasions I’ve had my account limited
And this wording is the exact wording that they use.
But I know it’s a scam, and here’s why…
In the from and to and greeting parts of the address
service@intl.PayPal.com is incorrect.
To say’s ‘not set’, Where is PayPal would have my e-mail address
and the final part the big giveaway “Dear PayPal account holder”.
PayPal never write “Dear PayPal account holder,” they always
address you by the data they have. i.e. your name.
The final detail is the web link does not take one directly
to PayPal. But to some unknown site that is only identified by an IP address.
In all cases of any communication from PayPal regarding your account.
The simple thing to do is just log into your PayPal account by
opening a browser and logging in as normal.
If paypal have a message for you it will be shown there.
Never, I repeat, never click the links within these e-mails.
Here it is:
To: Not Set
Date: Apr 21 2008, 01:14 PM
Subject: Important Notification
We are pleased to inform you that upon reviewing your fiscal activity,
we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $372.31
To access the online form for your tax refund, please folow this link:
Your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number: 217 53 3569
Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your
exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.
If you distribute funds to other organizations, your records must show
whether they are exempt under section 497 (c) (12). In cases where the
recipient organization is not exempt under section 497 (c) (12), you must
have evidence the funds will be used for section 497 (c) (12) purposes.
If you distribute fund to individuals, you should keep case histories showing
the recipient’s name and address; the purpose of the award; the manner of section;
and the relationship of the recipient to any of your officers, directors,
trustees, members, or major contributors.
Director, Tax Refunds Department
Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved. Letter 952 (DO/CG
The IRS one really made me laugh.
Firstly again from IRS,and their address is office@IRS.gov,
And the “to” says “Not set”.
So there’s the first giveaway.
secondly, it then goes on to inform me that after reviewing my
fiscal activity, They have determined that I am eligible to
receive a tax refund at $372.31.
There is then some unidentifiable web link and an individual
taxpayer identification number
Signed by Natasha Morgan director of tax refunds.
And finally, a copyright notice from the Internal Revenue Service, USA.
So why is this so hilarious.
Easy- I live in the UK, I pay my taxes to the UK government
Not the Internal Revenue Service of the USA,
What’s more I pay in pounds sterling – not dollars
Therefore any refund would be in pounds sterling not in US dollars.
And frankly – I still haven’t submitted my return yet…. hehe
So naturally this one had me in stitches.
However, I realise that many of my friends & subscribers are in
the US of A. and could easily fall prey to these vicious individuals.
I’m not exactly sure how the US IRS Works.
However, I’m sure they wouldn’t send you an e-mail about
tax refund, so yet again.
I can only stress do not I repeat not,
click the links in these e-mails, if you receive any.
OK that’s it for the warnings.
Now a very quick and very cheap promotion.
If you are stuck wondering how to do what in your aweber account.
(and if you don’t have one – I recommend getting one when you’re ready
to start building your own list)
here’s a linkto Aweber:
And here’s the recommendation...
I bought this great set of videos with the intention of reviewing them
and letting you know my thoughts.
Long story short – I haven’t had chance to do a full review,
but my online friend Paula Brett did..
and if she says “WOW” – that’s good enough for me to feel
secure at telling you about them.
So do take a look at what you get for just $7
**Local meet confirmed
I mentioned last week a meeting on the 28th April
If you are anywhere close enough to come to Northallerton
(That’s North Yorkshire, UK)
I’d love for you to come and mastermind with me.
No co’st except your own lunch (around a fiver)
There’ll be a small handful of us getting together to share what’s
working and see how we can help each other out.
I know for the majority of people reading this – it would be out of
the question … but if you are within travelling distance and can take
time out of whatever you normally do on a Monday – we’d love for you to
join us between 11am & 4pm
Well I’m very pleasantly surprised at how many people
have been in touch
Around another 5 or 6 have expressed an interest in coming along.
I look forward to meeting up with then all.
If you’ve enquired – do let me know if you are definitely able to come,
I’ve had a very successful marketer get in touch, and I’d love to
confirm numbers in the hope of securing his attendance, as we could all
learn a great deal from him.
Shout me via my support desk for more details
Or pop into Forum Know How and look for the ‘Master Mind Meetings’
BTW – If you’re not a member there….
Take a look now – Robert has lowered the price to just
$10 a year.
So no pitch – it’s not a lot for what you get!
As ever —
ONLY grab things that are going to help you…!
Here’s hoping you’re …..
Loving Life, Living it with Passion, And Passing it on!
Til next time
Warm Regards to You and Yours,
From Me and Mine.
P.S. - P.S. – I’m still playing with my latest software purchases….
So far I can tell you I love Dragon Naturally Speaking
(Do a search on google – But I will say I found the best price on amazon)
Great for dictating instead of typing — especially with my 2 finger typing.
(One of which is usually resting…lol)
Meanwhile here are the two forum links I mentioned last week.
SSP is much much more than just a forum – but hey, just grab the free
report and take a look for yourself
And ‘forum know how’ is just silly not to for $10 !
ahere are the link to SSP And FKH to see if they can help you get
nearer your goals…
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