Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Unable to Add Card to PayPal Account

From: "PayPal Service"<>

This email with the subject "Unable to Add Card to PayPal Account" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Mar 2007 03:36:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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

Dear PayPal Member,

We apologize for the problem you encounter but your credit card could not
be added because we were unable to verify your credit card billing address.
This is the address where you receive billing statements for this card.

One possible problem could be that you entered a different address than
the one where you receive your bills for this card. If this is the
case, the solution is as easy as entering the correct billing address.

Be sure that you have entered the exact address where you receive
your billing statements for this card.

Check that the home phone number we have on file for you is correct.

If your bank has two addresses on file for you, be sure to enter the
address your credit card issuer considers your primary address. This
address may be different than the address where you receive your

1. Go to this link
2. Log in to your account.
3. Enter your credit card information.
4. Enter the address where you receive billing statements for this
5. Click the "Confirm" button.

Please note: the billing address field will be automatically set to
your primary street address.

After following the steps above, if you still receive an error about
your billing address the website will automatically request that you
proceed through an alternative card verification process the third time you
try to add your card.

Why does PayPal verify my credit card billing address?

In order to protect our customers, PayPal is constantly working to
ensure the integrity of our payment network and to eliminate the threat of
fraud. Verifying credit card billing addresses is just one of the
stringent checks we make so that none of our members will fall victim to


Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and
you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal
account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any
PayPal page.


PayPal Email ID PP449