PayPal Notification of Limited Account Access 4

Another fake Paypal notice.  How do I know it’s a fake?

1)  Look at the email address it claims to have come from.  “service@alert.paypa.co.uk”.  Read that carefully – it doesn’t say paypal.

2) If you click on the link in the body of the text it takes you to “http://mail.ime.co.th/paypal……..”  NOT the address of the Paypal website.

NEVER click on a link in a Paypal email.  ALWAYS enter the adress of the Paypal website directly into your browser.  If there is a problem with your account you will see the notification then.

If you think you have accidentally given your Paypal information to a scammer – contact Paypal immediately.

Notification of Limited Account Access

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

Unusual account activity has made it necessary to limit sensitive account features until additional verification information can be collected.

We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.

Case ID Number: PP-071-362-996

Click here to verify your account

Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary suspend your account.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department.


4 thoughts on “PayPal Notification of Limited Account Access

  1. Reply Allison Richards Mar 13,2011 7:00 am

    Please don’t think I’m just trying to copy you, but I really like the formatof this site. Could you let me know which theme are you using? Or was it custom made?

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  2. Reply ATolby May 30,2010 7:20 am

    The best way to safeguard against these types of fraud, if the email seems legitimate, is to just type the URL in manually and not click on any link. If it is legitimate you will have a note in your Paypal inbox or something. If there is nothing there then it is a fake for sure.

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  3. Reply Linda DePeel Jun 21,2009 1:53 pm

    I get these paypal scams all the time. You can forward them to spoof@paypal.com. They will shut them down in a hurry and they’re always grateful when someone forwards one of these scams to them. (I was going to work for Paypal’s fraud dept. but then there was a hiring freeze, thanks to our lovely economy.)

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