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    Ok, so I just went to log into my PayPal account (accessed via typing the URL directly into the address bar) and, after clicking log in, was presented with a page telling me the following;

    We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures. Your account has been randomly selected for this maintenance, and you will now be taken through a series of identity verification pages.

    It asks me to give them my credit card number, or bank account number, but I don't understand why I should have to. They already have both of the above, as a requirement for signing up, right?

    As I'm positive this is the real PayPal website, should I go ahead and fill in the details required?

    Has anyone else also experienced this recently?
    Thanks for any advice you might have
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    PayPal doesn't do random security checks, asking you to put in your credit card details (At most, they'd ask for your cards security code.)

    I'd suggest you run a virus scan etc., because you might have downloaded something which has altered the address that you go to
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    Check for a secure connection (HTTPS, padlock). Email PayPal directly to ask them if they are performing security checks. Don't put any details in until you can be sure. Maybe log on using a friends computer and internet connection to see if you get the same message? (Obviously make sure you do it in private browsing)
 
 
 
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