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Jez Smith
10/03/11 15:08
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#184005 - Beware this nasty little paypal email fraud
If you see something like the following in your inbox, its completely fraudulent attempt to get credit card details, there are a lot of similar fraudulent emails dong the rounds at the moment, don't respond to any email like this unless you are completely sure that it came from who it says it came from, if in doubt phone them up first.

Security Center Advisory!

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.

If you are the rightful holder of the account you must verify your PayPal account!
If you receive this email and you are not the rightful holder of the account please be informed that PayPal works with the International Police and any illegal acts will be punished according with the law!
Verify your Account
Email Address:

PayPal Password:

Full Name:

Bank Name:

Card Type:

Card Number:

Expiration Date:
/ (Ex: 01/2011)
Card Verification Number (CVV2):



State (if applicable):


Zip Code:

Mother Maiden Name:


Social Security Number:
(US only)
Date of Birth:
--(Ex: 01-01-1900)

By clicking the button "Submit Your Verification" you confirm your identity with us. The verification process is instant.
Your session will be closed after you verify your information.
Protect Your Account Info

Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent persons.

PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).

For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at

Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.

If you choose to ignore our request, your account will remain limited until you verify your information at your bank.

Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

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PayPal Email ID PP8520

List of 13 messages in thread
Beware this nasty little paypal email fraud      Jez Smith      10/03/11 15:08      
   Don't respond to any email like this - *EVER*      Andy Neil      10/03/11 16:07      
   You can sometimes see the givaways      Jez Smith      10/03/11 23:41      
      The biggest giveaway...      Andy Neil      10/04/11 00:06      
   additionally      Erik Malund      10/04/11 06:18      
      Never click anything!      Andy Neil      10/04/11 07:23      
         The reason      Per Westermark      10/04/11 07:50      
            I quite like that      Jez Smith      10/06/11 00:04      
            fake windows      Andy Neil      10/06/11 01:44      
               Non-standard color scheme helps        Per Westermark      10/06/11 01:49      
                  It's WAY too easy to counterfeit a web page      Richard Erlacher      10/07/11 09:45      
                     System dialog      Per Westermark      10/07/11 10:05      
         That's what I've been telling folks for years!      Richard Erlacher      10/07/11 09:45      

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