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    is this email really from paypal?
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    is this email really from paypal?
    I don't think it is. but this one is difficult to tell for sure. they knew my name, but that means nothing. if I hover the cursor over the "click here to view in your browser", you see the long ugly URL at the bottom which also does not look like paypal to me? thoughts?
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    is this email really from paypal?
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    As far as I know, it's genuine. I received the same notice from PayPal a while ago. You can check it out by accessing your PayPal account and look for messages that are there for you to read. My bank also sends similar messages which I can always check by going to their site and entering my account.

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    Valid FROM address. Hover or the 2 links in the email (DO NOT CLICK) and if they point to paypal.com as the start of the domain with no spelling mistakes or issues, then it's legit. Generally when I get these sorts of emails from services where I have an account, I just login manually and check any alert/messages/inbox or whatever they have available to read the messages.

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    is this email really from paypal?
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    not seeing any messages in my paypal account that were sent to me.

    the 2 URL’s I see that look suspicious to me are:

    mail.paypal.com
    epl.paypal-communication.com

    I forwarded it to spoof@paypal.com. I'll find out what they say whenever they reply. If I had no paypal account I would not care and would not be asking.

    the links point to

    epl.paypal-communication.com/ (lots of long characters after this (see photo). looks suspicious to me.

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    Looks legit to me. The long characters are required to differentiate you from others the email was sent to.
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    is this email really from paypal?
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    thanks for the fast help.

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    is this email really from paypal?
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    Never had that one but there was a phishing attempt yesterday supposedly from paypal. Knew I'd made no such transaction and reported it. You have to be so alert.

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    is this email really from paypal?
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    I always check the senders email address. And, of course, never click on a link in an email.
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    is this email really from paypal?
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    sent it to paypal. they say its legit. why is it not from paypal.com?

    epl.paypal-communication.com

    is not the same as paypal.com, that is why I was suspicious.

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    is this email really from paypal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    sent it to paypal. they say its legit. why is it not from paypal.com?

    epl.paypal-communication.com

    is not the same as paypal.com, that is why I was suspicious.
    PayPal, like other larger companies hires MarkMonitor for brand protection. When they do, the registrar for the domain in question changes to MarkMonitor. For example, even for paypal.com the registrar is MarkMonitor, but the contact information is for PayPal:

    whois paypal.jpg

    The same goes for the epl.paypal-communication.com DNS name as well.

    You really need to dig in to it to determine who is who. The traditional "If it did not come from paypal.com, then it's spoffed email" no longer applicable in most cases. Hackers are probably happy about this change...

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