PayPal Phishing Scam - Notification of Limited Account Access
Date: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:35
Subject: PayPal - Notification of Limited Account Access
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You should only access your PayPal account from computers that you can trust (for instance a computer at an Internet Cafè is not a trustworthy computer). But the fact that your PayPal account has been accessed from different computers, is not necessarily an alarming sign. For example, it is not uncommon for people who travel a lot, to access their PayPal account from different computers. Some people access their PayPal account from work and at home. There may be times when you need to access your account from the PC of a family member or a friend. So it would be stupid to impose restrictions on an account based on the criteria supplied in this e-mail.
How can a password failure occur before a login attempt?
Secure information like what? PayPal already have everything they need to verify your identity, what more can you offer them if you already gave them everything?
Your account access has been limited for the following reason:
Does this scammer suffer from Alzheimers? He just gave you some ridiculous reason in the introductory paragraph of the e-mail and now he repeats himself once again. Do you really believe PayPal will be as sloppy as this?
folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by
your ISP or mail provider.
This phishing scammer is absolutely right about this. Those restrictions are there for a reason and one of them is to keep junk like this from reaching your inbox.
What is the use of such a message if the client can't even reply directly to the sender? Once again, no legitimate company will do something like this. The From-address is spoofed and will bounce if the recipient replies to the e-mail. This will automatically expose the scam and the scammer wants to avoid this at all costs.