It’s been a while since I added a fake paypal email to this blog – so here is one. If you point your mouse at the link (don’t click) and then look at the bottom left of your email client or browser, you will see that the link doesn’t point to the Paypal website.
NEVER click on a link in a PayPal email – even if you think it might be real. ALWAYS enter the address of the PayPal website directly into our browser. If there is any problem with your account you will find out what the problem is once you have logged into your account.
Dear valued PayPal® Customer,
PayPal® is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Why is my account access limited?
Monday, February 7, 2011: We have reason to belive that your account was accessed by a third party. We have limited access to sensitive PayPal®account features in case your account has been accessed by an unauthorized third party. We understand that having limited access can be an inconvenince, but protecting your account is our primary concern. (Your case ID for this reason is PP-539-501-5802.)
How can I restore my account access?
To restore your account please proceed to our secure webform by clicking here.
Thank you for your time,
PayPal® Customer Service.