Firstly – I hope you know that PayPal will NEVER address you as “Dear PayPal Customer”, they will always user your full, registered name.
Secondly – you are perfectly at liberty to add a new email address to your account. PayPal won’t email you and ask to confirm it to restore your account.
Thirdly – if that email address is a real one, it’s poor owner is going to find that she will have to change it as she will be flooded with spam.
DO NOT fill in the attached form – which will give this scammer all your credit card details.
Dear PayPal Customer,
You have added debra.middleton(@)btinternet.com as a new email address for your Paypal account.
If you did not authorize this change, check with family members and others who may have access to your account first. If you still feel that an unauthorized person has changed your email, submit the form attached to your email in order to keep your original email and restore your Paypal 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.
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.
Personal Profile Form – PayPal.html
Please complete the form below to update your Profile information and restore your account access.
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Personal Information Profile
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Home Address Profile
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