Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Notification of Limited Account Access

From: PayPal<>

This email with the subject "Notification of Limited Account Access" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 May 2006 14:17:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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


Limited account access details
Dear Paypal member,

As a part of our security measures, we regularly screen all activity in the Paypal system. After reviewing your site, and in accordance with the Paypal User Agreement, we need more information to help us provide you with secure services. For your protection ,we have limited access to your account until additional security measures can be completed. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Why is my account access limited?

We recently noticed the following issue on your account:

  • May 09, 2006: We would like to ensure that your account was not accessed by an unauthorized, third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have 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.

    (Your case ID for this reason is PP-124-448-529.)

    How can I restore my account access?
    Please visit the Resolution Center and complete the "Steps to Remove Limitations."
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