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PayPal sending offer emails with click button

  • 28-09-2022 6:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4,959 ✭✭✭

    Surely this is a bad idea being directed to the website with a offer button in my email app

    Does it not encourage phishers to try and mimmick the offer


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,495 ✭✭✭Wheety

    I wouldn't even trust that one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,959 ✭✭✭kirk.

    Hmm ya now that you mention it what can ya trust

    I logged in via my PayPal bookmark and the offer was there on the website so it is genuine

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭Sarn

    I had the same concerns about phishers and logged in using the normal PayPal site. The €3 offer was there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,959 ✭✭✭kirk.

    Ya I have the €3 in the balance but I thought we were being encouraged to login only via our bookmarked website

    This all seems to be encouraging customers to blindly click on redirect buttons

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,495 ✭✭✭Wheety

    Yeah, that's what I meant. I don't click links in unsolicited emails. For a service like PayPal just log in separately to your account.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭endofrainbow

    You only got E3.00? I got E5.00 !

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,836 ✭✭✭✭recode the site

    But a scammer can see a genuine offer on a website, partly clone it to siphon money into scammer account and send link by dodgy email with a very similar domain name. You can’t be up to the more elaborate ones.

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