19 years ago
I received an e-mail today from what appeared to be an anouncement by Ebay that
they were taking over Pay Pal. It looks extremely professional... but I had my
doubts. I clicked on the link to go to the "new" Pay Pal site, and they
immediately ask for your Ebay, Pay Pal and CC account #s.... SCAM!!!! If any of
you receive something similar, do not send any account information to ANYONE. I
already reported them to Ebay's fraud department. I will try and copy/post the
e-mail and link(s) I received, below.
Subj: eBay's acquisition of PayPal is complete
Date: 09/17/2003 1:19:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: xxxxxxxxx (I put the x's in to keep the Spammers and Scammers away....)
Sent from the Internet (Details)
Dear PayPal Member,
We are pleased to announce that eBay's acquisition of PayPal is complete.
PayPal's shareholders approved the transaction on October 3, 2002, and PayPal
and eBay are now working together on a common goal: to help our buyers and
sellers trade online.
Easier Payments on eBay
As you can see, not much has changed on PayPal's website, but some exciting
changes are coming to eBay's. We know that many of you want to see PayPal
integrated into eBay, so that is one of the first things we are working to
Within the next few weeks, we plan to begin integrating PayPal into eBay's
website so it will be easier for buyers and sellers to use PayPal. I n the
first phase of integration, you will see PayPal featured on eBay's Sell Your
Item and View Item pages. Further integration will happen over the coming
months; we'll be sure to keep you updated.
You are requested to visit our site by following the link given below.
PayPal will continue to offer its non-auction services, including its PayPal
Website Payments tools and popular ATM/Debit Card. PayPal will also be
introducing some exciting new features in the weeks ahead, such as the ability
to transact in Euros and Pounds Sterling. Look for this new option to come
online before the end of October.
Thanks to our Members
Thank you for your support of PayPal. We hope you share our excitement about
bringing PayPal and eBay together. We look forward to making your online
transactions faster, easier, and more secure.