Is this Paypal email a scam?

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  1. benflick
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    A couple of minutes ago I got this email claiming to be Paypal. What do you think? I know I didn't buy anything using Paypal in like a month, I'm actually kinda worried about this.
    Here is the email:
    Looking at it, I'm pretty sure it's a scam. The HTML code at the top is in the email just like it appears here, and no where in the email is my paypal username.
     
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    Never log into your PayPal account by clicking a link from a questionable email
    If you log in to PayPal, do so by going directly to their site yourself


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Right, I did log into my Paypal separately and I found nothing in my payment history. So I guess it was a scam. I was pretty sure that it was, just wanted to be completely sure. Thanks guys.:eek:
     
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    Do make sure you report it though... that is important

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  6. benflick
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    I'm doing that now.
    EDIT: A Google search on this guy's info brings up a lot about scamming haha.
     
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    Also all official emails from paypal will contain the name you regiester with.

    It would say
    Dear John Doe.........

    I find that is general a quick way to go through the scams as well.
     
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    Forward the email to:
    spoof@paypal.com


    That's all you do. They'll email you back if it's legit or not. I'm guessing not.
     
  9. benflick
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    I received the email back from Paypal:
     

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