Hey everybody just a reminder that any email asking for your info is more then likly a scam. I just received an email from "email@example.com" telling me my account was limited. Here is the email(below). *****I changed a few things like my last name**** There are links in the email* PayPals real address is "firstname.lastname@example.org" Note the added "L" in the fake address.
Hello Ben ****,
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:
A recent review of your account determined that we require some additional information from you in order to provide you with secure service.
Case ID Number: PP-294-787-238
This is a second 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.
Be sure to log in securely by using the following link: Click here to login and 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.
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 log in to your PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this.
To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal used to make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the Resolution Center. If, after reviewing your account information, you seek further clarification regarding your account access, please contact PayPal by visiting the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".
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.
PayPal Account Review Department
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Its a well set up scam. When you click the link it will take you to Paypal's log on. It also asks you to run Adobe(my virus protection flaged it), which never pops up when I go to paypal. I'm guessing the adobe pop up is a virus. Another odd thing about the email is the font. The font is like a type writer's font. No paypal logos or normal paypal style email format.
I sent a copy to paypal, waiting to hear back still.
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I have gotten Emails like that several times. The font is off and the logos are blurry. What the scammers do is mirror the real paypal.com login/home page, alter the HTML codes and the HTTPS certs. so that IF you do login on the fraud screen, you get a trojan virus that leeches your computers registry. The virus that has been most commonly used for the Paypal scam emails has a keystroke recorder codex. And they will have all your info that you enter online unless the website has good encryption software.
And you can report the scam emails to Paypal's security all you want, but they never have looked into anything about these scams. They want you to be able to report it so you think that it will be stopped and your info will be safe.
Paypal is a joke, they are just as bad as the hackers and scammers. In the past 4 years, Paypal's "security model" froze my acct 15 times because the amount of money transfered was high and their BS system thought I was laundering money. The only reason I have not closed my acct is because they will not let me because of some other BS red flag they dreamed up.
There is also a current federal investigation into Paypal. I work in a gov't subcontracting security firm who has been monitoring Ecommerce between Paypal, online businesses and account holders. All I can say is that sooner or later Paypal will have to face the music for violations ranging from failure to report internet crimes, all the way to huge fines for abusing their own policies and having policies that break state or federal laws.
Heres an example. If you get sent $300 from a friend as a gift or payment owed, but then paypal removes that money from your account without notice or justification, that is illegal because although your account is with Paypal, they cannot remove funds from any account unless it was given to the user as a line of credit. Paypal will tell you that their security model flagged it as suspicious activity and you will need to wait for the system to rescan your account (scans are random so you could get that cash back in a week or 2 years.)
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