August 3, 2009

Beware of this SCAM!

I received another email just this very moment, this time it is from PayPal. I have posted months ago about the yahoo scam in which one of my friend's account was hacked.This time it's different and it's more scary because it deals with financial matters.

Here's what I've got: (scroll it down plz)

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 unauthorized transactions.

Case ID Number: PP-859-350

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.

Sincerely,

PayPal Account Review Department


PayPal Email ID PP859350

I am pretty much sure that this is a SCAM since first and foremost, PayPal won't just used a "user" but instead your name and surname will be used to address the letter. Another thing is, PayPal will be using their logo as well. Therefore, it is really a SCAM so beware guys or else you might be one of their victims.

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