Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Official notification from PayPal

From: "PayPal Security Department" <>

This email with the subject "Official notification from PayPal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Nov 2006 17:03:31 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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


   Dear PayPal Customer,
   Due to recent fraudulent activities on some of PayPal online
   accounts we are launching a new security system to make
   PayPal online accounts more secure and safe. Before we can
   activate it we will be checking all PayPal online accounts to confirm
   the authenticity of the holder.

   We will require a confirmation that your account has not been
   stolen or hacked. Your account has not been suspended or frozen.

   To confirm your account status please Login

      -complete the required information to authenticate and reset your account

      -make sure your account balance has not been changed

      -make sure your details have not been changed

      -review recent transactions in your account history for any unauthorized

   If you find any type of suspicious activities please contact us immediately.
   Please include in your message your account number, your account name
   and the unauthorized transfer date & time.

   Please do not reply to this message. For any inquiries, contact Customer Service.
   PayPal Copyright 2006