Monday, June 9, 2008

Paypal Scam

I noticed i got couple of emails from paypal that says my Paypal account has been limited. I was so confused and was about to follow the instruction how to straight it up but my cousin babe told me about Paypal phishing scams which circulating in the world wide web lately. Then i googled it and it was confirmed absolutely a fraud! Anyone who has experienced with this be aware..Don't click anything or the link. Best thing to do is to go to your address bar and type then log in. Paypal will let you know if there is anything you done in their system.

Note, the email is almost as the same as the original paypal emails, the logos and text. Just be careful! Here is the example of the email i received few days ago.

  • Information Regarding Your account:
    Dear PayPal Member:

    Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!

    As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

    Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

    Reference Number: PP-259-187-991

    This is the Last reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

    Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

    Click here to activate your account

    We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologise for any inconvenience..

    PayPal Account Review Department


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