Sunday, 25 January 2009

Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!

Another fake PayPal email. How do I know it's a fake?
1) This is the email address it was sent from:
This isn't the email address of PayPal
2) If I point my mouse at the "click here" link (DON'T click) - this is what I see at the bottom left of my screen: This is not the web address of PayPal
3) The email doesn't use my registered Paypal information.

Note: to give the email a false air of reality, the scammers have included PayPal's own advise about entering the web address directly into your browser!

NEVER click on a link in a PayPal email - even if you think it might be genuine. ALWAYS enter the address of the PayPal website directly into your browser. If there is a problem with your account you will find information once you have logged into your genuine account.

Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member:

Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Reference Number: PP-259-187-991

This is the Last reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

Click here to activate your account

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologise for any inconvenience..

PayPal Account Review Department


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Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

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For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at

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