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Got this email this morning - it looked so convincing . . . however when I hovered my mouse over the resolution centre link it came up with a bizarre web address . . . i logged onto my account separately to double check . . . and yes the below is scam.

PayPal is constantly striving to increase the safety of its users, performing regularly in a detailed audit of the accounts on your system. A recent check of your account we noted the need for more information to enable us to provide you with secure service. If we do not receive the requested information, access to sensitive functionality will be limited. We want to restore your access as quickly as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Why is my account access limited?

Access to your account was limited for the following reasons:

15 Nov 2010: We have established that someone tried to access your PayPal account without your permission. To ensure greater security we have limited access to your account. To remove this limit, log into your PayPal account and follow the steps in the Resolution Center.

( The locator for this reason is PP-116-611-8864)

How can I restore access to my account?

Visit the Resolution Center and follow the "Instructions for the removal of restrictions.
Compiling all the items in the checklist, access to your account will be automatically restored.

Copyright � 1999-2010 PayPal. All rights reserved. .

Posted at 22nd Nov 2010 - 01:06PM   Posted by Westerwitch   Very convincing Comments: 7

Toady's Avatar I had a Paypal one too. It said it was regarding my payment to some mobile phone top up company. Haven't got a mobile phone. So I logged onto to my Paypal account the legitimate way and lo and behold no payment to any phone company. Coo you need eyes in your btm now to keep ahead of these wunch of bankers.

Posted by: Toady on 22nd Nov 2010 at 02:27PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar One of the banks told me one way to spot a fake was if it says 'dear customer' or 'dear account holder'. Apparently real ones always greet you by name. I never click links in e-mails now. Sometimes (like the Paypal one) they are so clever you might click the link without thinking though.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 22nd Nov 2010 at 03:37PM

Faith's Avatar I'm always getting things like this. I NEVER go through my email to anything. Mrs. Suspicious me!

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Nov 2010 at 03:56PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Westerwitch, yes I am Mrs Suspicious too.!

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Nov 2010 at 01:19AM

Wizzard's Avatar I get quite a few PayPal scams, usually easy to spot cos they are sent to one of my email addresses not used for it (or ebay).
But, my rule of thumb is to ignore every message and go into Paypal/eBay and read messages there - that way I know what is true or not.

Posted by: Wizzard on 23rd Nov 2010 at 07:09AM

Inthemud's Avatar Yes, I had that one too and almost got caught.Embarassed

Posted by: Inthemud on 23rd Nov 2010 at 08:59AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I've had several of these but as I don't, as yet, have a paypal accountRolling Eyes

Good advice from Wizzard and others though...going to the site by hand not through a link.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 23rd Nov 2010 at 04:08PM

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