Many People Believe PayPal Settlement Site Is A Scam

from the whoops dept

Last week we pointed out how many people fall for phishing scams while also noting that many people assume legitimate messages are part of phishing scams. Just two days later, PayPal sent out messages to many of their users about a class action lawsuit settlement that entitled many users to some money. I got the email, and was immediately suspicious. It turns out I wasn't alone. While many people are going to the site (the site actually buckled under all the traffic) plenty have stayed away assuming it was a scam.

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    anonymous, 3 Aug 2004 @ 7:16pm

    I checked this site out...

    But the settlement is only for people who've been overcharged by PayPal, not for anyone who uses PayPal. Since all my transactions were fine, I don't qualify.

    What's the big deal here? Seems like a non-issue.

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      Oliver Wendell Jones, 4 Aug 2004 @ 8:12am

      Re: I checked this site out...

      There are payments of up to $50 for ANYONE who has used PayPal, as well as a separate form for people who have had problems and feel they deserve more.

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        Anonymous Coward, 4 Aug 2004 @ 10:11pm

        Re: I checked this site out...

        The last time something like this happened, I got a signed check for 13 USD from the RIAA. =)

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