Paypal spoof fraudulent email scam…don’t fall for this one. Be careful where paypal links lead you. They will hack your paypal account.xc

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I recently received this in my inbox..its a scam

paypal_logo

Dear valued PayPal member:

PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of buyers and sellers. 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.

Recently, our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your paypal account. In accordance with PayPal’s User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your paypal account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved. This is a fraud prevention measure meant to ensure that your account is not compromised.

In order to secure your paypal account and quickly restore full access, we may require some specific information from you for the following reason:

We would like to ensure that your paypal account was not accessed by an unauthorized 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.

Case ID Number: PP-040-187-541

We encourage you to log in to your paypal account and restore full access as soon as possible. Should access to your account remain limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations on the use of your account.

However, failure to restore your records will result in paypal account suspension.

Please update your records on or before December 13, 2008.

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

DO NOT ENTER YOUR INFORMATION AT THIS WEBSITE ABOVE THIS IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC PAYPAL SITE!!!

By the way this link really goes to the following which is the scammers website, most likely in Nigeria or the U.K. (That’s where most scams are from)

letter continued…

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your paypal account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP522

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.

I reported this to spoof@paypal.com and received this email back

Dear Shane Fowler, Fower Computer,

Thank you for contacting PayPal about a fraudulent (spoof) email or Web
site. We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention.

We can confirm that the email you received was not sent by PayPal. Any
website which may be linked to this email is not authorized or used by
PayPal.

Our fraud prevention team is working to disable any website linked to
this email. In the meantime, please do not enter any information into
this website.
If you have already done so, you should immediately log
into your PayPal account and change your password, as well as your
security questions and answers. We also recommend that you contact your
bank and credit card company immediately.

Please follow the instructions below to report an unauthorized
transaction associated with your PayPal account:

If you are able to log into your PayPal account:

1. Log in to your paypal account at https://www.paypal.com
2. Select the “Resolution Center” subtab.
3. Click “Open a dispute.”
4. Select “Unauthorized transaction,” then click “Continue.”
5. Enter or select the transaction ID for the transaction you would like
to dispute, then click “Continue.”
6. Complete the report for Unauthorized Use on a PayPal Account, then
click “Continue.”
7. Confirm that the claim is correct, then click “Submit.”

If you cannot log in to your account, follow the instructions below to
report an unauthorized transaction associated with your PayPal account:

1. Go to https://www.paypal.com/
2. Click on the “Security Center” link located at the bottom of any
page.
3. Under the “Report a Problem” column, click on “Unauthorized
Transaction.”
4. Click “Continue” under “Unable to log in?”
5. Confirm that the transaction in question is unauthorized then click
“Continue.”
6. Complete the report for Unauthorized Use on a PayPal Account, then
click “Preview.”
7. Confirm that the claim is correct, then click “Submit.”
8. Confirm your account ownership by entering the financial information
requested, then click “Continue.”

Lastly, we recommend taking a few steps to protect yourself from
identity theft:

1. Download the SafetyBar, a toolbar for Outlook and Outlook Express,
which identifies known spoof emails.
2. Get eBay Toolbar with Account Guard which warns you when you’re on a
potentially fraudulent (spoof) Web site.
3. Sign up for Equifax Credit Alerts for PayPal Users, a program that
provides an early warning detection system in the event of identity
theft. Find out more by visiting the PayPal Identity Protection Center
at www.paypal.com/idprotection.
4. Frequently monitor your PayPal account for suspicious activity.

For additional tips please visit the PayPal Security Center at
https://www.paypal.com/security.

Thank you again for sending us your report. We appreciate your efforts
to keep PayPal safe.

Sincerely,

PayPal
PayPal Account Review Department
______________________________________________________________

Important: PayPal and its representatives will NEVER ask you to reveal your password.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If anyone
claiming to work for PayPal asks for your password under any
circumstances, by email or by phone, please refuse and immediately
contact us via our secure webform online.

************************************************************************
This
email is sent to you by the contracting entity to your User Agreement,
either PayPal Inc or PayPal (Europe) Limited. PayPal (Europe) Limited is
authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK
as an electronic money institution.
***********************************************************************

Original Message Follows:
————————-

I just received this message. The link redirects to pelospal.com

Fowler Computer
Senior Technical Consultant
Office Phone: (603) 343-8331

Dear valued PayPal member:

PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its
community of buyers and sellers. 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.

Recently, 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. This is a fraud prevention measure meant to ensure that
your account is not compromised.

In order to secure your account and quickly restore full access, we
may require some specific information from you for the following
reason:

We would like to ensure that your account was not accessed by an
unauthorized 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.

Case ID Number: PP-040-187-541

We encourage you to log in and restore full access as soon as
possible. Should access to your account remain limited for an
extended period of time, it may result in further limitations on the
use of your account.

However, failure to restore your records will result in account
suspension.

Please update your records on or before August 12, 2006.

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

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand
that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your
account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
PayPal Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP522

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.

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About Shane G. Fowler

Fowler Computer Repairs desktop and laptop computers in the Rochester NH, Wakefield NH area. We also offer Local Business Internet Marketing Services and Copywriting for SEO.
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8 Responses to Paypal spoof fraudulent email scam…don’t fall for this one. Be careful where paypal links lead you. They will hack your paypal account.xc

  1. Milan says:

    Even the most experienced users can fall for this. There are so many of those scams that once you’re going to fall for it. Unless you have a good anti-phishing protection in your mail client. I have it with GMail.

  2. Shane Fowler says:

    just dont open anything from persons whom you do not know.

  3. Rob Escobar says:

    It’s Easier Than You Think For a Criminal To Get Your
    Personal Information And Use It To Not Only Obtain
    Goods And Services, But Also To Commit Fraud And
    Even Crime.

    Rob

  4. JOJO Kinkaid says:

    There is a forum I found on the internet that is free, and helps with Ebay, PayPal, business and the law. Just post any question, the experts will answer it if it has not already been answered!

    The forum has a lot of expert advice on it. http://www.modeeworld.com/forums I found advice there about how to avoid EBAY suspensions, get past PayPal limitations, also lots of detailed help on creating your own business, getting past trademark violations, VERO and lots more. Plus general advice on how best to sell on EBAY, what sells the best, how to get the best price for your product, really everything related to EBAY and internet business.

    Also advice about how EBAY really works and how PayPal really works. The inside scoop.

    Beautiful forum. I was made a moderator of the forum and I love it!

  5. Bhamun says:

    Hello! I’m new here on this computer repair website. Just wanted to say hi

  6. We’ve seen computer viruses that have enabled hackers to log into customers wireless routers! They switch the DNS server to point to their computers servers… Very clever & tricky to find for the client!

  7. Nice blog! Is your theme a custom made computer repair or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustments would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks

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