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False Receipt of Payment

Get you to give away your login information

This email tricks you into thinking some one bought something with your account without you knowing it.

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"Your account has been limited"

Get you to give away your login information

This is a lie.  It tells you your account has been limited.

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"Unusual activity"

Get you to give away your login information

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PayPal account information needs to be 
updated as part of our continuing commitment

Get you to give away your login information

 

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your PayPal billing information are out of date.

Get you to give away your login information

 

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PayPal SCAM FRAUD - "Your account has Been Limited"

When you click on the link in this email it will take you to a fake PayPal website that is not really PayPal.  It really goes to this web site:

http://businfohub.com/media/updates/paypal.com/index.htm

If you logged into this site - some one else is now going to login to your real PayPal account and  steal your money!  You need to go to your normal PayPal account and change your password immediately!

 
 

PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
 

Why is my account access limited?

Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

 

  • Feb, 2007: We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive PayPal account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.


    To remove the limitation for your sensitive account features we need more information to help us provide you with secure service by clicking the link below:

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_limitation_remove

    (Your case ID for this reason is PP-137-143-712.)

    Thank you for using PayPal!
    The PayPal Team

     

    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    PayPal Email ID PP233

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    PayPal SCAM FRAUD - "Unusual Activity"

    When you click on the link in this email it will take you to a fake PayPal website that is not really PayPal.  It really goes to this web site:

    http://houseofdigital.com/install/Paypal2007/login.html

    If you logged into this site - some one else is now going to login to your real PayPal account and  steal your money!  You need to go to your normal PayPal account and change your password immediately!

     

    PayPal
    PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of customers. To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the PayPal system for unusual activity.

    We are contacting you to remind you that on 5 January 2007 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.

    To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason:

    We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.


    This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.

    To securely confirm your PayPal information please click on the link bellow:



    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run



    We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.

    For more information about how to protect your account please visit PayPal Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal system.



    Thank you for using PayPal!
    The PayPal Team

     

     

     

    PayPal SCAM FRAUD - "Update Your Account Info"

    When you click on the link in this email it will take you to a fake PayPal website that is not really PayPal.  It really goes to this web site:

    http://0x42a76c3f/.webscr1/cgi-bin/us/cmd/webscr-cmd=_login/

    If you logged into this site - some one else is now going to login to your real PayPal account and  steal your money!  You need to go to your normal PayPal account and change your password immediately!

     

     

    Dear valued PayPal member

     

    It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be 
    updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to 
    reduce the instance of fraud on our website.  If you could please take 5-10 minutes 
    out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into 
    any future problems with the online service. 
                                       

    However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. 
    Please update your records on or before February 16, 2007. 

    Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be 
    interrupted and will continue as normal.

    To update your PayPal records click on the following link: 
    http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

     

    Thank You.  
    PayPal UPDATE TEAM                                    

    Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, PayPal will 
    periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

    Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions. 
    http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside

     

     

     

     

     

    PayPal SCAM FRAUD - "Billing information out of date"

    When you click on the link in this email it will take you to a fake PayPal website that is not really PayPal.  It really goes to this web site in Russia:

    http://paypalconfirm.land.ru/webscrcmd=_login-run.html

    If you logged into this site - some one else is now going to login to your real PayPal account and  steal your money!  You need to go to your normal PayPal account and change your password immediately!

     

       
       
       
       

     

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

    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 https://www.paypal.com/us/securitytips
    Protect Your Password
    You should never give your PayPal password to anyone, including PayPal employees.
     

    Update Your Information
     


    It has come to our attention that your PayPal billing information are out of date. This require you to update your billing information as soon as possible.
    This billing update is also a new PayPal security statement which goes according to the established norms on our terms of service (TOS) to reduce the instance of fraud on our website.

    Please update your records on or before February 06, 2007. A failure to update your records may result on a suspension of your account.

    To update your PayPal records click on the following link:
     

    http://www.paypal.com/us/

     

    This new security statement will helps us continue to offer PayPal as a secure and cost-effective payment service. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance.
     

    Sincerely,
    The PayPal Team


    Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

    PayPal Email ID PP295