Beware of Email – Paypal Account Review Department

Today, i received an email, subject as “Account Review Department” from PayPal (noreply@webssl.com). This email said my Paypal account is limited access due to some fault credit card cases, request download the attached form and open in my browser to restore my Paypal password.

It’s just a funny email, how can i trust an email which is from webssl.com instead of paypal.com? Paypal will never send email and ask for password restore. I can guarantee this is 1000% fault or spam email which try to still my Paypal password. Just delete it, start wonder where they have my Paypal information….

Email’s body as follow :

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-238-937-388

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 PP238-937-388

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Someone N USA
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Someone N USA

I got this exact same email

Natacha
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Natacha

Dear friend, I have received this e-mail too! Notice? From: PayPal (noreply@webssl.com) You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk Sent: Tue 11/10/09 11:25 AM To: 1 attachment Form.html (5.7 KB) As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the system.We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:We have observed activity in this account that is unusual or potentially high risk. Please download the form attached to this email and open it in a web browser.Once opened, you will be provided with steps to… Read more »

FastBall
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FastBall

There is a scam company scaming paypal.com, sending out e-mails asking for your credit card information. Watch out they are fake. There is another coming scaming http://www.LoanStaff.com Domain Name trying to get your ID information. If you go to Google and put in http://www.LoanStaff.com, the Scam site will come up at the top or on the side of the page in the sponsored links. Click on it and you will see it is a fake but do not enter any information. The real http://www.LoanStaff.com has put up funny “Loan Shark” warning on their site take a look.

awh
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awh

I have also just received this email, how can these parasites be stopped

kiwi
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kiwi

I just got this email apparantly from paypal! I was pretty sure it was crap. notice the copyright at the bottom. They try and make it so authentic looking but the email address screws them up lol Dear PayPal Member, We recorded a payment request from “HostGator -www.hostgator.com- Reseller Web Hosting” to enable the charge of $74.95 on your account. Because the order was made from an Nigerian internet address, we put an Exception Payment on Transaction ID: #3G185216JX351710Y motivated by our Geographical Tracking System. THE PAYMENT IS PENDING FOR THE MOMENT. If you made this transaction or if you… Read more »

haze
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haze

I’ve received it too but now it’s got the correct PayPal address as the sender. Marking it as Spam, now puts all notification of PayPal transactions in my spam folder. Not a show stopper but very annoying

haze
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haze

Forgot to add, this is the “address” that the email comes from: service@PayPal.co.uk

So they even know I have a UK account. I hate these people.

holly
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holly

I got a similar email except they excluded the cordial introduction at the beginning and immediately went to dire mode. I know paypal won’t send me an email because I always get phone calls on my cell and they freeze my account automatically as a precaution. Which is cruddy if I have stuff I’m paying for or if I don’t answer the phone. Rarely do they leave a voicemessage. Normally just a name and number please call us back.

Randy Newman
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Randy Newman

I received a similar email but I didn’t look at the sender and I clicked on the link.
Now when I try to exit out of my Internet Explorer it keeps putting additional web pages up – NOT ALWAYS but often. I guess I got a bug.

I’ll look more closely next time. But what can I do not that I already have it. Why didn’t my virus protection keep me from getting this????

Nancy Aimes Mayo (Moore)
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Nancy Aimes Mayo (Moore)

I received an email saying that I have had strange activities on my account. As far as I know, I don’t have an account. If I do, I have never used it. The ref #PP-259-187-991 is what was on the email. H E L P