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hi all,

just got this e-mail from 'paypal' this isn't a real email from them this is a fraudulent spoof from whoever trying to gain my account details, i have copied this and am sending it to you all so you can see what it looks like if you use these services, If it was an original correspondence from them it should be correctly addressed to me/you by name and not as this is addressed dear paypal customer, also if you click onto the confirm your details link you notice that there isn't a padlock in the bottom right corner as there should be with any secure website. very clever though cause if you click onto another link on the home page it does send you directly to paypal's real website and then the secure padlock appears.

be warned this could catch people out if your not looking.

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Forwarded Message:
Subj: PayPal Account Issue
Date: 27/02/2006 18:07:44 GMT Standard Time
From: [email protected]
Sent from the Internet (Details)




Dear Paypal Customer,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.
We recently noticed the following issue on your account:


Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Paypal system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your Paypal account Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized payments placed on your account, we will require a second confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your Paypal registration. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Paypal policy to represent oneself as another Paypal user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.
Paypal is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappro priate personal information
with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.




To confirm your identity with us click here:



http://www.paypal.com.webscrs.us:808/us/cgi-bin/login.html



Case ID Number: PP-741-921-730


After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.



Sincerely,

PayPal Account Review Department


PayPal Email ID PP522

This message and any files or documents attached may contain classified information. It is intended only for the individual or entity named and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive it, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately then delete it from your system. Please also note that transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free.
 

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That Paypal link looks pretty genuine. It's got a verisign certificate assigned to www.Paypal.com too!! If it's phishing, it's a very good effort.

I'd double check with Paypal to be sure...it can't hurt.
 
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Davelee225 said:
have you told paypal mate
yep, sent it straight to them, and sent it to AOL as spam and replied to the e-mail telling them that i knew it was a load of sh!t and laughed at them, just to wind them up a bit :lol: loser's
 
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