Scam Emails Archive : Phishing, ID Theft

Subject: Updated your account records!

From: "PayPal Inc." <>

This email with the subject "Updated your account records!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Sep 2007 08:28:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Phishing, ID Theft Scam.

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

Dear valued PayPal member:


Identity protection matters. And PayPal works day and night to help keep your identity safe. That's why it has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update 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 login to your PayPal account and update your records click on the following link:

Thank You for using PayPal!

The PayPal Team