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    • omnipeta
    • By omnipeta 17th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
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    norply@e-coin.io Spam?
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    • 17th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
    norply@e-coin.io Spam? 17th Jun 17 at 8:29 AM
    Received e mail 'supposedly' from PayPal asking me to update my account, this is the e mail address it came from norply@e-coin.io
    Is it genuine or not?
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    • aerostar
    • By aerostar 17th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
    No.

    Look at the links in the email -do not click on them, they will not go to the proper site, it would be a clone of the site page.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 17th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
    Not only no - but h3ll no !!
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • heatherw_01
    • By heatherw_01 17th Jun 17, 10:20 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 10:20 AM
    You kind of answered your own question. The email didn't come from Paypal.
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    • hybernia
    • By hybernia 17th Jun 17, 12:35 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:35 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:35 PM
    Unless PayPal has located its headquarters to the middle of the Indian Ocean, then no. The email is very obviously not from PayPal.

    IO, IO, it's off to scam we go . . .
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 17th Jun 17, 12:50 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:50 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 12:50 PM
    does not even originate from e-coin.io as this is site owned by Wirex (the largest Bitcoin card provider)
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 17th Jun 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 1:08 PM
    Best to train yourself to never click on any link in an email.
    I even double check the ones from "trusted sources" like friends.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 18th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
    If you get any emails like this (pretending to be from paypal), forward them on to: spoof@paypal.co.uk

    https://www.paypal.com/gb/selfhelp/article/how-can-i-tell-if-an-email-is-genuinely-from-paypal--faq2061
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