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Update And Verify Your PayPal Account Phishing Scam

PLEASE NOTE: PayPal is NOT responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals pretending to be PayPal initiate them., PayPal, and all related logos are either trademarks or registered trademarks of PayPal, Inc., or its licensors. Cyber Top Cops is in no way affiliated with PayPal.

Date: 29 September 2005
Received from a spoofed e-mail address labelled as
(Now how stupid do you get?)
Subject: Update and Verify Your PayPal account***
We have highlighted the misspelled words in green.

Security Center Advisory!

We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to belive that your account was hijacked by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.

If you are the rightful holder of the account you must click the link below and then complete all steps from the following page as we try to verify your identity.

Click here to verify your account

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

Thank you for using PayPal! The PayPal Team

PayPal Email ID PP697
Protect Your Account Info

Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent persons.

PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).

PayPal will never ask you to enter your password in an email.

For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at
Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.

We don't think you will ever receive an e-mail from PayPal containing so many spelling errors. Have you ever seen an International company addressing a client with the words: "If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporarily suspend your account." we guess not, especially when the client has not done anything wrong.

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