PayPal Class Action Suit
A study by an anti-spam firm called MailFrontier
found that, on average, 28% of computer users are fooled by email scams. But intriguingly, 20% of users misidentify legitimate emails from companies such as PayPal as scams. This becomes relevant because a lot of people recently received an email informing them of the possibility of joining a class-action suit against PayPal (I got one of these emails in my inbox this morning). The suit is real
. The email is legitimate. But quite a few people assumed that it was just another scam and deleted it. John Dvorak
, at PC Magazine, muses that the email "almost looks like it has been made to look like a hoax on purpose."
Make people think it's a hoax and no one will join the lawsuit. Very clever.
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