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Beware, fishing for Paypal and Amazon

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  1. danbandanna

    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    Received two notifications one from someone purporting to be Paypal and one from Amazon notifying me that my accounts were locked and that I need to login from included link to reset.... most of you know this is a scam but in case some of you do not...Do not click on the included link.... both of these legitimate sites will send you an email and ask you to log in on your own if there is a problem....
     
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    You received a notification generated by your phone (or an app on it) or did it originate through email, text or voice?

    If your phone or computer generated this notification you have a much bigger problem that you need to resolve immediately.
     
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    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    Both came up in my Windows 10 notification box... I dismissed them
     
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    I would have done a bit more investigating into where the notification can't from. If it was an email notification then no worries. If an app or program is sending that you have a virus/malware/adware on your computer.
     
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    Malwarebytes is free and has good reviews. I also use Avast.
     
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    MikeP64 DI Member Veteran Marines

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    You might know this. At the top right of your notifications window are the words "Manage Notifications" . Click on those words. In the Notifications and actions window that comes up, turn off "Get notifications from apps and other senders".
     
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    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    Thanks all, I am good... just wanted to pass along some info
     
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    Notmyrealname DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    I hate intrusive notifications - but can they sometimes be useful if they indicate something untoward is happening?
     
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    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

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    NEVER click on a link unless you are expecting it. If you aren't expecting it, it's not important anyway..... You can't trust the name, it could be hacked. NEVER opening a link from someone you don't know is a no-brainer.
    I usually email the sender (my address book, not the email). If it's an institution and it could be legit, call em. ...
     
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    I wouldn't deny that, they certainly can. My suggestion does sound like putting ones head in the sand. It did not stop my security notifications.

    Another view, mine, if they can't put the link in front of me, I can't click on it. Just as important, Asawa can't click on it. One way I have heard of this type of notification getting in is through WEB browser extensions.
     
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