Is this a new rip-off

  Glyn 20:14 14 Apr 2005

I've just received this e-mail. Has anyone else received similar?.

PayPal User,


You have received this Notice because the records of PayPal, Inc. indicate you are a current or former PayPal account holder who has been deemed eligible to receive a payment from the class action settlement in accordance with PayPal Litigation, Case No. 02 1227 JF PVT, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose.

In your specific case you have been found to be eligible for a payment of $7868.99 USD.

The aforementioned settlement funds may be transferred directly to your bank account providing you have a linked card. The funds may not be credited directly to your PayPal account as this would render Paypal to be accumulating interest and thus profiting on litigation settlement funds which contravenes Federal law. Your bank account will be credited within 7 days upon submission of account details.

To credit your bank account please click here.

If you are seeking an alternate method of receiving your funds PayPal will be contacting those who do not submit their details by the 31th of March with instructions to receive a cheque in the mail. However this will incur a 3.5% processing fee deducted from the settlement amount and therefore PayPal only recommends this option to those users who do not currently have a bank account with linked Bank Card.
Please Note that under United States federal law credit cards are not a legally approved method of settlement for Class Action suits and cannot be processed for transferal of funds in this case.

This notice is a summary and does not describe all details of the settlement. For full details of the matters discussed in this notice, you may wish to review the Settlement Agreement dated January 11, 2005 and on file with the Court or visit click here. Complete copies of the Settlement Agreement and all other pleadings and papers filed in the lawsuit are also available for inspection and copying during regular business hours, at the Office of the Clerk of the Court, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 280 South First Street, San Jose, California 95113.


DATED: April 13, 2005


This PayPal notification was sent in accordance with your PayPal notification preferences. To modify your notification preferences, go to click here and log in to your account. PayPal will not sell or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties. For more information about the security of your information, read our Privacy Policy at click here. Replies to this email will not be processed. Copyright© 2005 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:44 14 Apr 2005

You need to ask? here


  Mortticia 20:47 14 Apr 2005

You can't be serious?

Just kidding :o)

I got the same e-mail last week.

  pj123 10:46 15 Apr 2005

Get them and ebay ones all the time. Just forward them to [email protected] and then delete them.

  Total Care Support 12:09 15 Apr 2005


I get them too to both the forum support box and my private one at home and neither account has been reg'ed for PayPal its a form of a phishing scam.

I would suggest do as PJ123 advised.

  Forum Editor 18:52 15 Apr 2005

it's a phishing scam, Glyn. Delete it, and any others like it.

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