1. trsbbs's Avatar
    I received this email this morning. The email looks legit.

    I have no real idea what it is about. Does it have something to do with BB App World?

    Hello ######,

    Your preapproved payments plan Research In Motion:PA-############### will expire on August 20, 2011. To renew this plan, please contact Research In Motion and sign up for more preapproved payments with them.

    Business information
    Business: Research In Motion

    Thanks,
    PayPal
    08-11-11 10:01 AM
  2. Tiassa's Avatar
    Easiest way to tell PayPal scams:
    Does the message have your "real" name, as in "Hello John Smith", not "Hello JSmith" or "Hello trsbbs@crackberry.com".

    Even if it has your "real" name it still might be a scam, but checking for your real name will eliminate a lot of scammers
    08-11-11 10:44 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Its probably is legit, BUT you also probably don't have do anything to extend the agreement, it SHOULD extend automatically on the RIM end. It's a Paypal automatic message.
    08-11-11 11:01 AM
  4. trsbbs's Avatar
    Yep, the name is correct, the links lead to PayPal and the header shows it is from a PayPal email server:

    Received: from mx0.phx.paypal.com ([66.211.168.230]

    The IP matches the domain (PayPal/EBay) as well. As I said, its looks legit.

    Tim
    08-11-11 11:02 AM
  5. trsbbs's Avatar
    Its probably is legit, BUT you also probably don't have do anything to extend the agreement, it SHOULD extend automatically on the RIM end. It's a Paypal automatic message.
    Thats what I am thinking, just never seen this before.

    Tim
    08-11-11 11:04 AM
  6. andyahs's Avatar
    You can always send it to spoof@paypal.com and they will let you know if it is legit.
    08-11-11 11:27 AM
  7. jem9777's Avatar
    I got the same message from PayPal a couple weeks ago, and mine was automatically extended after its supposed expiration date and I've had no interruptions in being able to buy apps using PayPal. No further action should be necessary.
    08-11-11 01:37 PM
  8. trsbbs's Avatar
    I wonder if there is any connection to what is being talked about in this thread?

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...-world-579495/
    08-11-11 02:37 PM
  9. westcoaststyle's Avatar
    I got this e-mail this morning, too?? I'm not sure what to make of it.
    08-11-11 03:32 PM
  10. mooda's Avatar
    I Got the email a while back. it is the link to bb appworld for your purchases.
    08-11-11 03:52 PM
  11. ordigas's Avatar
    Got the same email today. Strange.
    08-11-11 05:51 PM
  12. chris538's Avatar
    I got the same email today also.....what should I do?
    08-11-11 06:31 PM
  13. flotilla's Avatar
    The blackberry-supportforum says it has something to do with an automatically generated plan every time you buy something at AppWorld.

    As these plans seem to be generated every time you buy an item at AppWorld via PayPal this information can be dismissed.

    Thread: supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-App-World-Development/PayPal-preapproved-payments-plan-expiry/td-p/1257149 (sorry, can't post links)
    11-21-11 03:41 AM
  14. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    You should report it.
    11-21-11 08:33 AM
  15. eds817's Avatar
    When you set your AppWorld to process purchases with your PayPal account you have to authorize it. PayPal sets up a blanket authorization for a period of time. This is done so you don't have to approve every purchase.

    If you are concerned or don't want a blanket authorization you can cancel it.

    How do I cancel a recurring payment, subscription, or automatic billing agreement I have with a merchant?
    Last edited by EdS817; 11-21-11 at 12:49 PM.
    11-21-11 09:18 AM
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