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    What is this Pay Pal add

    that shows up on my cell phone that I have a large sum of money coming?

    Does any body know. It has to be a scam.

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    A) it’s an “ad” short for advertisement
    B) if you think it might be a scam, it’s a scam.
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    It's fascinating that people still ask about these things. I guess that's why they keep sending them.
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    Lowell, showing up how? Have you downloaded any new apps lately? There might be some malware someplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    that shows up on my cell phone that I have a large sum of money coming?

    Does any body know. It has to be a scam.
    Even the emails that may come from Paypal are treated like a spam scam on machine. There are some telling my statement is available on line. The link in the email is never clicked, my account is accessed through a secure connection with my browser's link.

    How would Paypal know a large sum of money is coming your way unless it was already in your account?

    Don't follow the link in the email. Go to your Paypal account to check. The link in a scammail will take you to a site that looks like Paypal but it is there to get your information to rob you blind.

    There isn't some Paypal Fairy out there gifting large sums of money to random accounts. John Beresford Tipton was a fictional character and Michael Anthony is not looking for you.

    There are many interesting links on almost every web site. Many of them are referred to as "click bait." They are there to bait you into clicking on an image of a pretty girl or cute kitty with the intention of sucking you in to their scheme.

    Don't fall for it.

    jtk

    - How old does one have to be to get the John Beresford Tipton & Michael Anthony references?
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    I don't use Paypal anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    How old does one have to be to get the John Beresford Tipton & Michael Anthony references?
    I'm 69 and (very) vaguely remember my folks watching the show. Only thing I remember about it is the opening title sequence with those names.
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    Actually I post about them so others will be aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post

    There isn't some Paypal Fairy out there gifting large sums of money to random accounts. John Beresford Tipton was a fictional character and Michael Anthony is not looking for you.

    - How old does one have to be to get the John Beresford Tipton & Michael Anthony references?

    Michael Anthony from Van Halen? What does he have to do with any of this? Pretty damn good bassist though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    Actually I post about them so others will be aware.
    No harm done Lowell. Always better to ask (or warn) others Sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin Santos View Post
    Michael Anthony from Van Halen? What does he have to do with any of this? Pretty damn good bassist though.
    John Beresford Tipton & Michael Anthony are character names from a 1950’s TV show called "The Millionaire".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    John Beresford Tipton & Michael Anthony are character names from a 1950’s TV show called "The Millionaire".

    Back when a million dollars was a LOT of money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Waldron View Post
    Back when a million dollars was a LOT of money!
    Even better, the money had all taxes paid by the benefactor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    that shows up on my cell phone that I have a large sum of money coming?

    Does any body know. It has to be a scam.
    It is possible for someone to send money to your email if you do not have a Paypal account. This sounds a little different than what takes place when someone sends you money.

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