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« on: September 08, 2016, 13:30 »
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I got an email request from Skrill today for proof of where I live, like utility bill, or similar.  It was adressed to me by name, which usually rules out phishing, but this is pretty fishy.  Never got this kind of request from them or paypal before.   Why do they need this info? 

Also, even if it is legit, they won't accept screenshots or printouts.  Do they expect me to get on a plane and hand deliver my personal info, F.F.S.??!


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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 13:44 »
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I got an email request from Skrill today for proof of where I live, like utility bill, or similar.  It was adressed to me by name, which usually rules out phishing, but this is pretty fishy.  Never got this kind of request from them or paypal before.   Why do they need this info? 

Also, even if it is legit, they won't accept screenshots or printouts.  Do they expect me to get on a plane and hand deliver my personal info, F.F.S.??!


Just received this from Pixta:
In response to the announcement from Skrill which says Skrill would terminate service in Japan,
we are afraid that we would terminate the payment via Skrill in this month.

So this email might be Skrill policy change related.

« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 22:59 »
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I got an email request from Skrill today for proof of where I live, like utility bill, or similar.  It was adressed to me by name, which usually rules out phishing, but this is pretty fishy.  Never got this kind of request from them or paypal before.   Why do they need this info? 

Also, even if it is legit, they won't accept screenshots or printouts.  Do they expect me to get on a plane and hand deliver my personal info, F.F.S.??!


Just received this from Pixta:
In response to the announcement from Skrill which says Skrill would terminate service in Japan,
we are afraid that we would terminate the payment via Skrill in this month.

So this email might be Skrill policy change related.

Thanks for the reply.  I live in North America so this should not affect me at all.  And why am I apparently the only one AFAIK to get this email? Until they start demanding proof of address from everyone and prove that this is legit I'm gonna hold off. 

« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 07:02 »
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Don't use Skrill myself, but can't they tell you whether the email is legit if you email them?
Do they have a method for reporting suspected phishing attempts? Most financial type organisations seem to.

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 16:29 »
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Don't use Skrill myself, but can't they tell you whether the email is legit if you email them?
Do they have a method for reporting suspected phishing attempts? Most financial type organisations seem to.

You would think.  If they ever respond to my email from days ago, I'll let you know.  Mostly I was just wondering if other Sktill users got the same email.  So far apparently not.  That makes it look even less legit, since I  guess a new policy like this would apply to everyone.

« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 08:15 »
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I'd do the same. treat it as toxic until proven otherwise.


Does the "full" header give any clues to where it came from? (Although I'm wary of relying on that because it can be pretty cryptic!)



 

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