Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Verify PayPal Account Information

From: Paypal Inc. <>

This email with the subject "Verify PayPal Account Information" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 04 Sep 2009 19:04:06 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Paypal Inc. <>, 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):

  • September 4, 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
  • Protect Your Account Info

    Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent persons.

    PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).

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

    For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at
    Protect Your Password
    You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.
    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.

    PayPal Account Review Department
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