Sunday, September 02, 2007

Paypal scammers, srdev.fr

From : service@paypal.com
Sent : Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:37 PM
Subject : Notification of Limited Account Access

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Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member:

Attention! Your PayPal account has been limited!

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:

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.

Reference Number: PP-259-187-991

This is the Last reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

Click here to activate your account



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 apologise for any inconvenience..

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department
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PayPal Email ID PP059

Protect Your Account Info
Make sure you never provide your password to fraudulent websites.

To safely and securely access the PayPal website or your account, open a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the PayPal login page (http://paypal.com/) to be sure you are on the real PayPal site.

For more information on protecting yourself from fraud, please review our Security Tips at https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips
Protect Your Password
You should never give your PayPal password to anyone.


Sure, the images linked from paypal's server and the warnings to not give out passwords for fraudulent sites give some authentic look, but why would paypal want you to authenticate to a completely non-paypal website? http://srdev.fr/images/paypal.co.uk/paypal/cgi-bin/webscrcmd=_login-run/webscrcmd=_account-run/updates-paypal/confirm-paypal/index.htm - srdev.fr shows a few other google results for fraud attempts.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks!! i googles thereference # in the email and got your blog. What a releif !!

Anonymous said...

Whenever you receive this kinda of mail
Simply forward to spoof@paypal.com
They will rectify it within 24 Hour
according to my own experience.

-Regards
Alok

Anonymous said...

Interesting Blog I'll save your URL.
Re the PayPal scam Pleaze (with a Z) was a big clue beside the fact I don't have a PP account attached to that Email address.

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james weldsman said...

Is it not ironic that the previous 2 posts are spam scams?