A Scam Email with the Subject "Case ID Number: PP-040-187-541 - Message from PayPal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:04:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear valued PayPal member:
PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of buyers and sellers. To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the PayPal system for unusual activity.
Recently, 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. This is a fraud prevention measure meant to ensure that your account is not compromised.
In order to secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some specific information from you for the following reason:
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
Case ID Number: PP-040-187-541
We encourage you to log in and restore full access as soon as possible. Should access to your account remain limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations on the use of your account.
However, failure to restore your records will result in account suspension.
Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.
To update your Paypal records click on the following link:
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 PP522