Here's a tip I got from Paypal on whether the
email is real or not.... they told me that anything
they sent me would have my real name in the
salutation. For instance, it would say:
Dear Jack Turk
If it doesn't have my real name there, I know
for a fact it's not a Paypal communication.
Now, the scammers may be able to get my name in
there someday, but ANY mail that smells phishy
I forward to the appropriate business to make
certain as mentioned by others.
Also, I NEVER click any links in any of the emails
until I'm 100% confident they're legit. You can
have all sorts of nasty crap downloaded via your
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