Wednesday, 15 June 2011

It's been a long time since I posted a fake PayPal email here, so here is one.

How do I know it's fake? Lots of giveaways, but the main one is that it doesn't include my registered PayPal username. Read it closely and you'll find lots of mistakes.

NEVER click on a link in an email that claims to come from Paypal. ALWAYS enter the address of the paypal website directly into your browser. If there is a problem with your account you will see it after you log in.

If you think you have accidentally given your Paypal account details to a scammer, change your password and contact Paypal immediately

We need your help


Dear valued PayPaI® Customer,

We need your help resolving an issue with your account. To give us time to
work together on this, we've temporarily limited what you can do with your
account until the issue is resolved.

What's the problem?

We noticed some unusual activity on the credit card linked to your PayPaI® account.

Case ID Number: PP-001-212-055-698

How you can help

It's usually pretty easy to take care of things like this. Most of the
time, we just need a little more information about your account.

To help us with this and to find out what you can and can't do with your
account until the issue is resolved, please proceed to our secure webform by
clicking here.



Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
will not receive a response.


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  1. I got one of these emails today. Thanks for the post.

  2. Received this exact same email today. The (almost) funny thing is that the Return Path is (the "au" being the extension for PayPal AUSTRALIA!)
    Apparently, the message was originally sent from IP address which traces to Boston Massachusetts, and the link that's included in the message ("supposedly" leading to the secure webform) contains IP address which traces to Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Kind of long ways from Australia, aren't they?
    I've received dozens of these and similar phishing messages that "claim to be" from PayPal, and forwarded just about every one of them to, but have never gotten any kind of response from them, and the spam just keeps coming!

  3. This scam is still around. I got the same message this morning. September 20 2012