Sunday, May 30, 2004

I just got two of these in my inbox - they are getting slicker. Sounds authentic! Good thing I have html disabled in my outlook and thus I could SEE the fake link - see below. Note that if you have HTML enabled, all you will see is the paypal link underlined. I changed the angle brackets to square brackets so you could see it here.


Dear user,

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the PayPal network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive PayPal account features.

To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:

1. Login to your PayPal account.

2. Confirm your identity by completing the account verification process.

3. Review your recent account history for any unauthorized payments sent or received, and check your account profile to make sure not changes have been made. If any unauthorized activity has taken place on your account, report this to PayPal immediately.

To get started, please click the link below: [http://A-SCAMMERS-SERVER/login/login.html]

For more information about how to protect your account, please visit PayPal's Security Center, accessible via the "Security Center" link located at the bottom of each page of the PayPal website.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.


The PayPal Team

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 header of any page.

PayPal Email ID PP147