Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Spam:Important Account Alert

From: "" <>

This email with the subject "Spam:Important Account Alert" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Jun 2009 05:49:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Security Center Advisory!

PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by screening accounts daily in our system. We recently reviewed your account, and we need you to verify information to help us provide you with secure service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited or terminated. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Why is my account access limited?

Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

  • June 09, 2009: We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have placed limited access to sensitive PayPal account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

    Click here to Remove Account Limitations

    Completing all of the checklist items will automatically restore your account to normal access.

    Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team

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