Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Update Your Paypal Account

From: "Paypal" <service@paypal.com>


This email with the subject "Update Your Paypal Account" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:13:15 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Paypal" <service@paypal.com>, although it may have been spoofed.

 

  Send Money Request Money Shop Sell

Dear PayPal User


Today we had some trouble with one of our computer systems. While the trouble appears to be minor, we are not taking any chances. We decided to take the troubled system offline and replace it with a new system. Unfortunately this caused us to lose some member data. Please follow the link below and log into your account to make sure your information is not affected. Account balances have not been affected.

Because of the inconvenience this causes we are giving 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*.

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

Thank you for using PayPal!


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

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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.