Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
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Warning - PayPal scam

I received the following email today:


From service@paypal-ebay.com Fri Nov 15 04:35:38 2002
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 07:29:47 -0600
To: Stef<one of my email addresses here>
From: service@paypal-ebay.com
Subject: Notification of PayPal Limited Account Access


Dear,

PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly
screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed
your account, and we need more information to help us provide
you with secure service. Until we can collect this information,
your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We
apologize for the inconvenience, and we would like to restore
your access as soon as possible.

For more information about the status of your account and for
instructions on how to restore full use of your account,
please log in using the link below:

http://www.paypal-ebay.com

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 or may result in eventual account
closure.

Your Case ID number is: PP-005-177-867

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

PayPal Account Review Team
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Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address
cannot be answered. For assistance, please visit the link below.
All of the information necessary to restore your account access is
available at:

http://www.paypal-ebay.com

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OK, this is a scam. I know because they sent it to the wrong email address - I'm signed up on PayPal all right, but using a different address.

They probably want to grab all my personal information so they can commit identity fraud and/or hack into my PayPal account.

Beware, folks.
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