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How can I tell if an email from PayPal is legit?


I just received an email from PayPal saying my card is about to expire. Please excuse my ignorance on the topic. Well, I never had a card to begin with and always wondered how did people pay for things using PayPal without a card or number. Can one's card expire or account expire like other cars, I pressume? How do I make sure I am dealing with the real PayPal? Thanks for the clarification.

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Best Answer Paula (fpherj48) says

20 months ago
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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Oh, thank you so much, Paula! I do have a PayPal account with HP and have received earnings that I just transfer to my bank account because I never received a card to my knowledge. I will take your great advice here for sure! I appreciate you.

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Amanda (Amanda108) says

20 months ago
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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Hi Amanda, it most definitely helps a great deal! Thank you for taking the time to respond in detail. I try to be careful of any suspicious email I receive to not click on it.

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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Hi Kevin, Thank you so much! I will give that a try. I didn't thin it sounded legit. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful Sunday afternoon. God bless


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Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) says

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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Oh really ...good to know Sally thank you!

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TIMETRAVELER2 says

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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Wow, I am glad I asked this question! I thought there is something strange about it. I will certainly do as you suggest. I appreciate you.

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Hi Andrew, thank you so much for sharing your experience and insight. You have helped a great deal and I appreciate you too.

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M. T. Dremer says

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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Thank you so much, M.T. Dremer. Wow, everyone has been so helpful here and Paula right from the start. Bless you all big time!

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Angela Joseph (quildon) says

20 months ago
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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Good point, Angela, well, it is referring to the card in the email for sure, but I never received a card and always wondered how people pay for things via Paypal LOL ...Glad to know your email was legit.

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Marie L B (MarieLB) says

20 months ago
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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Hi Marie, I have never had a card either? That is terrible about what happened with your daughter. I have always wondered if there is a guarantee if someone doesn't get what they are due. Thank you for providing further insight. Blessings

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peachy (peachpurple) says

20 months ago
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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Hi peachy, yes, but you have to watch those calls too, as the scammers can fool you real quick like with the calls and get the info from you. Sometimes the scammers will call and say they are your bank at 8 at night, but of course it is the bank.

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SirDent says

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    Faith Reaper 20 months ago

    Wow, Virgil, that is a scary thought! Good to know. Well, the ironic part is that they would be very disappointed LOL and it wouldn't even be worth all of their criminal efforts.


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