On Sunday, I received an urgent message from a friend. PayPal had sent him an email saying that a co-worker had sent him money. This was not unexpected, as he was collecting contributions towards a farewell gift for another coworker. What struck him as odd were the instructions to claim the money by logging into his account or registering a new account. After all, he already had an account with the service. It turned out, the coworker had accidentally forgotten to include dots with his email address. So, there was indeed no PayPal account for that exact email address.
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