Paypal - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old Sep 7th, 2007, 11:25 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
sheldan2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: kings mountain, NC, usa
Posts: 2,099
Paypal

I just received a "BOGUS" email from Paypal requesting social security #'s and credit card #'s, I forewarded it to the real Paypal, just a reminder to those who use paypal, be carefull of your identity.
sheldan2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old Sep 8th, 2007, 3:11 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Savannah, GA, USA
Posts: 1,895
Hehehe, when they send me a bogus e mail...I send them bogus information in return. I figure it'll keep them busy a few minutes.
Morley is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old Sep 9th, 2007, 2:45 am
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 461
Just the reason I quit using them, too many scams associated with them.
Ghost55 is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old Sep 9th, 2007, 9:10 am
Senior Member
 
Gizmo1137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost55
Just the reason I quit using them, too many scams associated with them.
+1, it just did not seem worth the risk. Any alternatives out there worth looking into?

Regards & Ride Safe!

Bruce
'09 Black LT
4-Wheels moves the body, 2-wheels moves the soul.
IBA # 8547
Gizmo1137 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old Sep 9th, 2007, 9:43 am
Wrencher Extraordinaire
 
jzeiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Posts: 13,458
Isn't this kind of like saying, "I don't want to keep my money in a bank because people keep robbing them"? All good things get "scammed" (I don't know about the IRS being good, but I have seen phising from bogus IRS sites) it is the bad things that nobody bothers with.


Just my 2C.

John
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
K4AN

Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jzeiler is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old Sep 9th, 2007, 5:28 pm
Senior Member
 
Gizmo1137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by jzeiler
Isn't this kind of like saying, "I don't want to keep my money in a bank because people keep robbing them"? All good things get "scammed" (I don't know about the IRS being good, but I have seen phising from bogus IRS sites) it is the bad things that nobody bothers with.


Just my 2C.
No because at a bank your money is insured and generally banks are reliable and honest. With Paypal it is another story.

Regards & Ride Safe!

Bruce
'09 Black LT
4-Wheels moves the body, 2-wheels moves the soul.
IBA # 8547
Gizmo1137 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old Sep 9th, 2007, 9:25 pm
Senior Member
 
munson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Burkburnett, TX, USA
Posts: 3,399
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gizmo1137
No because at a bank your money is insured and generally banks are reliable and honest. With Paypal it is another story.
I have used Paypal for years without a problem. Of course, I don't respond to any emails containing links either. It's a great tool if used with care.

Blessings!
munson+

The Rev. John Munson
Vicar,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, Burkburnett, Texas
Vicar,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, Wichita Falls, Texas
2007 R1200RT "REV ZM"
IRON BUTT ASSOC. #37813
See my video:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
munson is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old Sep 10th, 2007, 7:14 am
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 469
Quote:
Originally Posted by munson
I have used Paypal for years without a problem. Of course, I don't respond to any emails containing links either. It's a great tool if used with care.
Yup, PayPal is excellent. I can take credit card payments for my products/services using them without the hasssle of setting up a business account. Sure they charge about 1/2 of a percent more than the banks, but what price ease and convenience?

Scams only work if you let them. Just be careful and don't divulge any information in response to emails. There have been enough warnings about this over the years that I can't imagine how there are fools out there who still fall for them.
brianbeemer is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old Sep 10th, 2007, 10:19 am
Senior Member
 
Gizmo1137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianbeemer
Yup, PayPal is excellent. I can take credit card payments for my products/services using them without the hasssle of setting up a business account. Sure they charge about 1/2 of a percent more than the banks, but what price ease and convenience?

Scams only work if you let them. Just be careful and don't divulge any information in response to emails. There have been enough warnings about this over the years that I can't imagine how there are fools out there who still fall for them.
It is not only scams that is of concern with Pay Pal as they can happen with any site, although it seems that they have had a high number, but some shady dealings particularly in conjunction with Ebay. I know of several people who have been bitten by Pay Pal.

Regards & Ride Safe!

Bruce
'09 Black LT
4-Wheels moves the body, 2-wheels moves the soul.
IBA # 8547
Gizmo1137 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old Sep 10th, 2007, 10:27 am
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 469
My kids were bitten by their bank, but that doesn't mean they don't use banks any more. I know of a few eBay scams, too, and I had one of my own fairly high value ($700+) auctions ruined by a scammer, but eBay's process worked fine. All I lost was a bit of time, and the outbid genuine bidder eventually bought the item at what would have been his own winning bid, so everyone was happy. As in all dealings at auctions, online or in person, caveat emptor!
brianbeemer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible PayPal Security Alert jfwandrn Curve Cowboy Reunion 20 Jul 10th, 2007 8:06 pm
Paypal Problem SLIMSWITCH903 Chit Chat 15 Feb 19th, 2007 3:50 pm
Paypal help for Denise grifscoots South Central 10 Nov 21st, 2006 3:47 pm
Paypal payment??? zippy_gg Chit Chat 23 May 15th, 2006 4:09 pm
PayPal mtrevelino Chit Chat 7 Feb 26th, 2006 12:16 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome