The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Generic

Subject:  Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
From:  "PayPal" <service@paypal.com>
Date:  Sun, 12 Nov 2006 11:09:00 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 12 Nov 2006 11:09:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "PayPal" <service@paypal.com>, although it may have been spoofed.

            PayPal
Protect Your Account Info
Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal URL to be sure you are on the real PayPal website.https://www.paypalcom/us/cgi-bin/webscr? cmd=_login-run/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.

PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.

Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.
Security Measures

We are currently performing regular maintenance of security measures. Your account has been randomly taken through a series of identity verification pages.

Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Security Tips: For your security, PayPal will never ask you to enter your full bank account, credit or debit card number without providing you at least the LAST TWO DIGITS of know the number. These digits let you know the we already know the full number and are asking you for the rest of it.
Beware of any website or e-mail asking for these numbers of "verification" that does not PROVE that it knows the number by providing at least the last two digits.

Please click the link below and fill the correct information for the following category to verify your identity.

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=login-run

Ignoring our request, for an extended period of time, may result an account limitation or may result in eventual account closure.

Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and the safety of your account.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

You can also confirm your identity by logging into your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/us/.

Sincerely,
Carla Downey
PayPal Account Rewiew Departament. 


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