This a (redacted) view of the raw email headers of this scam email. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) has been suppressed, but can be
supplied as received to appropriate agencies.
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 06:34:33 -0800
"PayPal Security Center"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
PayPal Security Center
Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:06:12 +0800
Domain Names used for collecting scam email ("Honeypot email accounts") have been obscured and replaced with the token 'HUN1P0T'
Community Action - SPAM/non-Scam Report
Occasionally, incorrectly categorized emails get into the Scamdex Scam Email Database and need to be removed. If this
email has Personally Identifiable Information (PII), or is, in your opinion, from a bona-fide entity, let us know.
Scamdex will, as soon as is practicable, take-down any emails that in our opinion should not
be in our database. Note that ALL emails in the Scamdex Scam Email Database were received as Unsolicited Commercial Email, aka UCE or
SPAM, via unpublished 'Honeypot' email addresses.
You have received this email because we have strong reason to believe that your PayPal account had been recently compromised. In order to prevent any fraudulent activity from occurring we are required to open an investigation into this matter. If you are the rightful holder of the account you must complete all steps from the following page to verify your identity:
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
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PayPal Email ID PP697
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PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.
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What Is This?
This Email with the Subject "PayPal Security Center" was
received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 31 Jan 2008 06:34:33 -0800 and has been classified as a
Generic Scam Email. The sender shows as "PayPal Security Center"<email@example.com>,
although that address was probably spoofed. We recommend that you do not attempt to contact any persons or organizations referenced in
this email, as you may expose yourself to scammers and, at the very least, you will be added to their email address lists for spam purposes.
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