Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Please Restore Your Account Access

From: "PayPal" <>

This email with the subject "Please Restore Your Account Access" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Jan 2007 03:18:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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

Please Restore Your Account Access
Dear PayPal Valued Customer,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.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.

We are contacting you to remind you that on January 10 , 2007 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.

In order to secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require you to verify or update your Personal Information.
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend your account.

Click here to login and restore your account access

Case ID Number: PP-049-681-317
This is a final reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

PayPal Account Review Department
PayPal Email ID PP773

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 Email ID PP773

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