Have you ever received an email saying that you have paid someone money
through Paypal, but in fact, you didn’t authorize the transaction?

Don’t rush to “dispute” the transaction. If you did’t authorize the
payment, then it never did (unless your real paypal account shows
otherwise that your account is hacked!).

Below is any email that you might receive one day, with an invoice that you have authorized the payment to someone, and that if you would like to dispute the transaction, click the “Link”.

Never click on the link in an email to go to merchant or payment website, e.g. banks, paypal, ebay, etc are common targets. The link in the email below goes to:


The URL is NOT pay.com, it is fightbacknews.org, which apparently is owned by the scammer.

If you use firefox, you will get this:

fight back news

The website has been taken down. But watch out for new ones!
—–Original Message—–

From: Paypal <paypal@secure.com>

Sent: Sat, Jun 13, 2009 2:04 am

Subject: Important Security Message : Secure Your Paypal Account



Dear PayPal Member,

This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment of $75.23USD to lmhziggy.jacobson@yahoo.com for an eBay item using PayPal.

Payment Details

Transaction ID:
Item Price:
Order Description:
Item/Product Number:


If you haven’t authorized this charge ,click the link below to dispute transaction
and get full refund

Dispute transaction (Encrypted Link )

*SSL connection:
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information
in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure
Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length
of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available)

Item Information

eBay User ID: lmhziggy
Name: John DePrimo
Address: 308 Hourglass Lane
City: Baldwinsville, NY 13027
State: United States

Important Note: Cheryl Blake has provided an Unconfirmed Address. If
you are planning on shipping items to Cheryl Blake, please check the
Transaction Details page of this payment to find out whether you will
be covered by the PayPal Seller Protection Policy.

If your email program has problems with hypertext links, then you may also confirm your email address by logging into
your PayPal account at www.paypal.com/us. On your My Account page you will find a “Confirm Your Email Address” link.
Click on this link and enter the following confirmation number:


Thank you for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team


Commissions and Fees incurred by sender: $0.00

Rate of Exchange: The above exchange rate includes a 2.5%
spread above the wholesale exchange rate at which PayPal obtains foreign currency, and the spread is retained by PayPal.
If and when the Recipient chooses to withdraw these funds from the PayPal System, and if the withdrawal involves a
currency conversion, the Recipient will convert the funds at the applicable currency exchange rate at the time of the
withdrawal, and the Recipient may incur a withdrawal fee.

You, the customer, are entitled to a refund of the money to be transmitted as a result of this
agreement if PayPal does not forward the money received from you within 10 days of the date of its receipt, or does not
give instructions committing an equivalent amount of money to the person designated by you within 10 days of the date of
the receipt of the funds from you unless otherwise instructed by you.

If your instructions as to when the
money shall be forwarded or transmitted are not complied with, and the money has not yet been forwarded or transmitted,
you have a right to a refund of your money.

If you want a refund, you must mail or
deliver your written request to PayPal at P.O. Box 45950, Omaha, NE 68145-0950. If you do not receive your refund, you
may be entitled to your money back plus a penalty of up to $1,000.00 USD and attorney’s fees pursuant to Section 1810.5
of the California Financial Code.

Important Note: The Right to Refund claim process applies only to
payments that have not been successfully transmitted to the recipient. With PayPal, almost all payments are transmitted
to the recipient immediately, except for eCheck payments, and payments to non-PayPal members.

Please do not
file a Right to Refund claim if your payment has already been completed. If you have problems with a completed payment
or need assistance with settling a dispute with a seller, go to PayPal’s Resolution Center by logging into your account
and clicking the Resolution Center sub tab located at the top center of the Account Overview page.

You can
also click the Help link at the top right of any PayPal page to look up more information about the Resolution Center
and filing complaints.

MA residents only: PayPal holds a Foreign Transmittal Agency license in the State
of Massachusetts – License Number FT3345.

Please do not reply to this email.
This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.

PayPal Email ID PP120