A variation on a theme here. Today it’s the Paypal bank who want their “esteemed customers” to update (as in give the scammers) their information. It claims to have been sent to “all” Paypal bank customers. Odd then that I don’t have a PayPal bank account. As ever, it’s a fake. If I point my mouse at one of the links in the email and DON’T CLICK – this is the address that is displayed at the bottom left of my browser:
Not the address of the PayPal bank.
NEVER click on a link in a bank email, even if it does seem to come from your bank. ALWAYS enter the address of your bank directly into your browser. NEVER reconfirm any of your details online.
If you think there is a problem with your online bank account, phone your bank or go into your local branch.
PayPAl is pleased to notify our online banking customers that
we have successfully upgraded to a more secure and encrypted
SSL servers to serve our esteemed customers for a better and
more efficent banking services in the year 2008.
Due to this recent upgrade you are requested to update your
account information by following the reference below. using our
new secure and safe SSL servers. To validate your online banking account
click on Update Online Banking .
This Email has being sent to all our Bank customers, and it is
compulsory to follow as failure to verify account details will lead to
PayPal Online Banking Security Team
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