Scam Emails Archive : Auction/Escrow

Subject: PayPal Security Notification - Information Update Required

From: "PayPal"<>

This email with the subject "PayPal Security Notification - Information Update Required" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:48:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Auction/Escrow Scam.

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


Due to increased fraudulent activity of identity and account theft we require that you verify your information with with us. The safety of our services together with all your personal accounts details is our first priority.

Will be my account access limited?

Your account access will be limited if in less than 48 hours we do not receive the fax with the information asked.
  • (Your case ID for this reason is PP-136-124-102.)

    How can I verify my account information?

    Please send us all of the following information so we can verify your identity with our records. (we require a fax in less than 48 hours)

    1) Photocopy of a government-issued photo identification (identity card or passport)
    2) Photocopy of your credit card (front and back side are required)

    Please be informed that the photocopies must be specific and readable otherwise they will not be taken in consideration.

    Please send us only one fax message that will contain all the photocopies required.

    Please send us the information requested to the fax number or address below.

    Faxing from US: 914-293-2651
    Faxing from outside US: +1 914-293-2651

    Please be assured that eBay treats your personal information with the utmost care. We always destroy documents after we've reviewed them.

    What happens next?

    Please allow three days for us to review your account after we have received your documents. We'll then contact you via email. Your account will remain active until we review your account!
    We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to your response so that we can resolve this matter as soon as possible.

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