The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  Update Your PayPal Account
From:  PayPal<>
Date:  Mon, 14 Aug 2006 21:34:07 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "Update Your PayPal Account" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Aug 2006 21:34:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was PayPal<>, although it may have been spoofed.

URGENT: PayPal System Problems
Dear PayPal User,

Unfortunately today we have had some trouble with one of our computer systems. While the trouble appears to be minor, we are not taking the necessary precautions. We have decided to take the affected system offline and replace it with a new system. Unfortunately this has caused us to lose member data and information. Please follow the link below and log into your account to re-enter your information to be assured none of your prior information has been lost. Please Note: Account balances have not been affected.

Because of the inconvenience, we will be providing all users that repair their missing data their next two incoming transfers for free! You will pay no fees for your next two incoming transfers*.
Click Here To Begin the Account Process
Thank you for using PayPal!

* - If fees would normally apply, you will not pay anything for the next two incoming transfers you receive.
PayPal Security

NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at PayPal's website. If anyone asks for your password, please follow the Security Tips instructions on the PayPal website.

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.