There seems to be an increasing trend amongst scammers to send their scam forms as attached html pages. These open in your web browser – you fill in all your details – click on submit and, hey presto, send all your details to a scammer.
NEVER click on a link in a PayPal email and NEVER fill in a form attached to an email. ALWAYS enter the address of the PayPal website directly into your browser. If there is a problem with your account you will see it in your user area.
If you look at the form attached to this email you will see that the scammer doesn’t ask for your PayPal account details – your are asked for all your credit card details.
If you think you might have accidentally given your credit card details to a scammer, contact your card company immediately.
Dear PayPal user,
As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in
the PayPal system. We recently contacted you after noticing an
issue on your account.
We requested information from you for the following reason:
We recently received a report of unauthorized credit card use
associated with this account. As a precaution, we have limited
access to your PayPal account in order to protect against future
Case ID Number: PP-64-86-72
This is a reminder to restore your account as soon as possible.
Please download the form attached to this email and open it in a
web browser. Once opened, you will be provided with steps to
restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as
we work to ensure account safety.
In accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement, your account access
will remain limited until the issue has been resolved.
Unfortunately, if access to your account remains limited for an
extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or
eventual account closure. We encourage you to restore your PayPal
account as soon as possible to help avoid this. We thank you for
your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this
is a security measure intended to help protect you and your
account. We apologize for any inconvenience.
PayPal Account Review Department