The terms and conditions of Paypal change (27 April 2017) – E-mail real or scam?

If you receive an email in which Paypal allegedly changing its Conditions (for April 27, 2017), one wonders: is the email real or scam? Because there are enough scammers who pose in emails just as Paypal to steal through phishing your login information. We show you whether the AGB-mail from PayPal is genuine.

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Who will receive an email that change the Paypal Policy, must now look a very well whether it is a phishing attempt or the email is genuine. This shows about these fake: Paypal: payment to Media Markt Germany GmbH - phishing scams.

Paypal Conditions for April 2017: This e-mail is being sent.Paypal Conditions for April 27, 2017: This e-mail is being sent.

Paypal information: Conditions change - real or scam?

In the e-mail in which it comes to the change of terms and conditions, is literally:

Paypal information

New Terms of Service and privacy policy on April 27, 2017
Good day,
we work for you continuously working to make safer PayPal. That brings from time to time changes to the terms and conditions with it: to 27 April 2017, we will update our terms of service and our buyer and seller protection policy and our privacy policy.

Up to and including April 26, 2017 known to you Conditions which can be viewed here apply.

What will change on April 27, 2017. For a summary on under the link Upcoming updates PayPal policies.

We send the complete text of the revised Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy you advance in this email for future reference.
PayPal User Agreement
Last update: 27 April 2017
These Additional Terms of Use ( "Terms") are composed of 16 digits and an appendix that you can access via the links below. Some terms have specific definitions that we have listed in paragraph 16 shall apply. In these terms of use and on the PayPal site underlined terms linked with further information.

Content, it is important that the terms be changed from 27 April 2017 and you can find out about the changes. But already in the subject line of the e-mail can be suspicious: for the headline is not a good German: &# 8220; The terms and conditions of Paypal change&# 8221; can be strictly understood that the terms and conditions subject to change himself and rewrite. That's not natural. Clean it should read: &# 8220; Paypal changes Conditions&# 8221; or &# 8220; Paypal: Conditions change to 04/27/17&# 8243 ;.

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but in the text there is not the usual spelling errors that occur when a text is half-hearted or automatically translated into German. Also a direct address with name and surname is present. In addition to click on a particular link, as is usually found in phishing e-mails a fear-causing prompt missing. Because only in that users are lured to a false website that mimics the real website, scammers can steal your login information and have your money.

Paypal informed about new Conditions - True E-mail

Caveat: The e-mail is genuine. But why? - Well, the links in the alleged Paypal email (see above screenshot) ultimately show whether it is here to phishing. To see the links, you can move the mouse over the links but not clicking on it on the PC as in e-mail client Thunderbird! Then the link below appear in the program:

The links in the Paypal email amending Conditions link to the real website.The links in the Paypal email amending Conditions link to the real website.
  • The links point to the real Paypal server and begin with the link start: .. or ..
  • Also linked to the real website of Paypal Terms, Conditions there the changes are announced.
  • Anyone who is unsure, should nevertheless not click on Paypal links from emails.
  • It is better, access the official Paypal website and / or in his Paypal account log, to check any notifications.
  • In doubt can you pass on to [email protected] the email. Paypal verified the email and will notify you then about the authenticity.

The above email is so genuine. More tips on how to recognize their phishing and can protect you from it, you see here Phishing: What is it and how do I know the scam? and in the following video.


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