legal Beware: Paypal Phishing Email

Biggie

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Do Not Open Attachment!!

from: pay@ppservices.com

Dear Valued Member,
Your account has been limited. We would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.
Below, we will also show you the necessary steps to restore your access to its regular state.
What is Account Limitation?
Account Limitations prevent you from completing certain actions with your account, such as withdrawing, sending, or receiving money. These limitations are implemented when we see unusual or suspicious activity to help protect both PayPal buyers and sellers.
Reasons for Account Limitation?
There are a number of reasons why your account could be limited. For instance, if we suspect someone could be using your account without your knowledge, we'll limit it for your protection and look into the fraudulent activity.
We'll also limit your account if your debit or credit card issuer alerts us that someone has used your card without your permissi on.
How do I restore my account so it is no longer limited?
Simple. Just follow these 3 easy steps:
  • Download the attachment provided in this email
  • Open it in your web browser (Option: Internet Explorer)
  • Fill in the required details in the form
We regret any inconvenience, and we would like to restore your access as soon as possible.
Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Team

I have already sent copy to spoof@paypal.com
 

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got this reply from Paypal

Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
reporting the problem, you've made a difference!

Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other
personal information through phishing emails and fake websites. To learn
more about online safety, click "Security Center" on any PayPal webpage.


Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to
spoof@paypal.com, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity
theft.

Your account security is very important to us, so we appreciate your
extra effort.

Thanks,

PayPal
 

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Always good to be on the lookout for these things, as busy as days can get it is easy to not be paying attention sometimes. With PayPal, I think that one of their own anti-spoofing features in email is that you will never get a "Dear Valued Member" email from them if it has anything to do with account management issues.
 

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Even if it is from Paypal, I always type in my own access, never the link in emails, and besides, they don't send attachments. I usually report to spoof@paypal as well.
Cursor over the link in an email usually works at revealing the true link.
 

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if you just sent 187.96 to someone and paypal emails you confirmation immediately it is probably safe to click on the link if all information checks out. you are always asked to log-in in before you are taken to that page in any case. but to be on the safe side you can always type in paypal.com on the browser.

do not think papal would ever email attachments.
 

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Once in a while, if feel like having fun, I will go to the link and type in a fictitious user and password.:p
 
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