Scam Emails Archive : Auction/Escrow

Subject: You have 1 new Security Message Alert !

From: "PayPal"<>

This email with the subject "You have 1 new Security Message Alert !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 28 Oct 2007 10:49:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Auction/Escrow Scam.

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


PayPal Security Center: Urgent PayPal Account Login Request.
Notice of account temporary suspension

Dear PayPal member :

  • We regret to inform you that your PayPal account, has been temporarily blocked due to various login attempts from different global locations.

  • As Romania is one of the most high rated fraudulent countries, we temporarily blocked your account to avoid future problems or misusage of your PayPal account.

  • Here are the last 3 login attempts :

    1. IP address :
    ISP host :
    Location : Niger

    2. IP address :
    ISP host :
    Location : Niger

    3. IP address :
    ISP host :
    Location : Niger

  • If you are traveling and made these login attempts yourself or borrowed your PayPal account to someone else , please log in below.

    Travelling confirmation Here

  • If you want to re-activate your PayPal account , please follow our instructions.

    Re-activate your account Here

  • If this situation is not solved in the next 24 hours your account will be permanently suspended.

    Sincerely, PayPal

  • This is an automated email, please do not respond to it as your inquiry would not be received.

    Email Id : PP458

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