Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Security Alert - Possible Identity Theft

From: PayPal <>

This email with the subject "Security Alert - Possible Identity Theft" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 06 Oct 2008 06:51:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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

Dear PayPal Customer,

We have recently noticed more login attempts to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that you have been the victim of an identity theft. If you have recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual login attempts may have been initiated by you.

However, on 09.01.2008, 01:29PM, a suspicious $149.98 withdrawal has been made from your account to an Albanian bank account.

Access to your PayPal account and funds has been temporary suspended until we can verify the account ownership. Please click here to access the PayPal website and follow the steps to reactivate your account and confirm or cancel the withdrawal. To protect our customer accounts and to prevent future account hijacking or identity theft, one of our team merbers will manually verify the information you provide. After submitting the form, please send a fax to (1)484-993-0195 (Paypal Security Department) with a copy of your ID or driving license and a copy (front and back) of a credit/debit card associated with this account. Failing to do so whithin 24 hours will result in account termination and severe legal actions.

Please click here to confirm account ownership.

We apologize for any inconvenience that we've may caused you and stay assured that your online security is our first priority.

The PayPal Security Department


Email ID: 2988