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Email asking for account details

Is this genuine
Notification of Limited Account AccessDear Member PayPal, 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:

We recently received a report of unauthorized credit card use associated with this account. As a precaution, we have limited access to your PayPal account in order to protect against future unauthorized transactions.

Case ID Number: PP-204-863-417 In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will remain limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your account remains limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or eventual account closure. We encourage you to follow our verification procedure as soon as possible to help avoid this.

Click here to login and 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.

This is a final reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible.
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 apologize for any inconvenience.
Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department
PayPal Email ID PP-204-863-417
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.

No virus found in this incoming message.
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Version: 9.0.830 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3004 - Release Date: 07/14/10 07:36:00

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This is 100% scam and we should aware of this type of emails. Usually they include links like "click here to verify your account" etc.. and in most cases, this email isn't text format but image format where they insert hyperlink and as soon as click on the area of the mail, you'll be directed to another phishing site with the similar website like paypal (only the appearance,) if so open it, but don't enter any information and check the web address on the address bar, you'll see something like http://wwww.paypal.com (4 w's) or www1.paypal.com (3w's with 1), etc..

Just ignore it and forward or send this email to paypal directly to their Scam Alert email spoof@paypal.com

This has been circulating for some time now, so we need to be aware of this, they can easily copy your paypal's password and username/email address as soon as you attempt to login. There more with this, at your first attempt, you'll get an error message that your username or password is incorrect, at that time they've already captured your login account info and have been directed to the original paypal website. If you don't believe, use wrong/random email address and password, click login and see what happens.

This is What We Call Phishing.


Good luck

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Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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Never log into Pay Pal at all by using an open email such as thsi. They are not from Pay Pal. Pay Pal does state to open a new browser window at all times to log in. They do not ever send an email with a lnk to log on to your account. I know for I have my account compromised twice this way and Pay Pal has told me how to go about logging in

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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    Thank you fixya.com, very helpful advice.

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Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.

Click 'Profile' near the top of the page.
Click 'Update' beside 'Email.'

Enter your new email address and click 'Save.'
When you add an email address to your PayPal account, we send you an email to confirm that you own the email address.

You might be asked to provide certain personal details of when you first created your PayPal account have them ready

Click the link in the email to confirm your email address.
If you do not receive the email, you can request that we send it to you again.

Click 'Click here to confirm your additional email address' in the email we sent.
Enter your password in the box and click 'Confirm.'

If the link does not appear in the email, you can confirm your email address from your PayPal account.
Here is how:

Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.
Click 'Confirm email address' in Account Overview.

Click 'Click here if the button does not appear in the email.'
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Copy the confirmation number in the email.
Paste the confirmation number in the box provided.

Click 'Confirm.'
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Enter your new email address and click 'Save.'
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Click the link in the email to confirm your email address.
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Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.


Click 'Profile' near the top of the page.

Click 'Update' beside 'Email.'


Enter your new email address and click 'Save.'

When you add an email address to your PayPal account, we send you an email to confirm that you own the email address.


You might be asked to provide certain personal details of when you first created your PayPal account have them ready


Click the link in the email to confirm your email address.

If you do not receive the email, you can request that we send it to you again.


Click 'Click here to confirm your additional email address' in the email we sent.

Enter your password in the box and click 'Confirm.'


If the link does not appear in the email, you can confirm your email address from your PayPal account.

Here is how:


Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.

Click 'Confirm email address' in Account Overview.


Click 'Click here if the button does not appear in the email.'

Check your email inbox.


Copy the confirmation number in the email.

Paste the confirmation number in the box provided.


Click 'Confirm.'

If there is a delay in receiving your email confirmation notice, it may be because your email notification preference is set to receive HTML format.


Check with your internet service provider for steps on changing your email format from HTML to plain text.
You can find more information on confirming your email address in our Help Center by clicking 'Help' at the top of the page.


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4. Enter the email address you used to create your PayPal account.

5. Enter the security code shown, without spaces.

6. Click 'Continue.'


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