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Paypal scam email

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Paypal scam email

received this today....

 

***************************************************************************************************************************************

 
This message is from a trusted sender.

 

   


PayPal
We need yοur help tο activate yοur accοunt
Your account has been Iimited temporarily in order to protect it. The account will continue to be limited until it is approved. Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again. The process does not take more than 5 minutes. Once connected, follow the steps to activate your account. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure security.
Activate your account

The security of your PayPal account is a top priority for us and we want to work together to help protect it.
 

Copyright © 1999-2017 . All rights reserved. (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., Société en Commandite par Actions. Headquarters: 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449, Luxembourg, R.C.S. Luxembourg B 118 349.

 

 

Interestingly...  the email address it was sent to,  is nowt to do with Paypal...    and

 

 

 

Interestingly.... just at the top of the heading..... "This message is from a trusted sender."    Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav): The 'Activate your account' link removed.

4 REPLIES
Community Veteran
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Paypal scam email

The scammers need to have someone who knows how to speak English.
Not just a Crtl-C, Crtl-V into Google translate. Roll eyes

jab1
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Re: Paypal scam email

@shutter -can't see that 'spam' - uBlock Origin doesn't like its provenance.Wink

John
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Re: Paypal scam email

Do you normally see the banner regarding a trusted sender @shutter? This could easily have been created using HTML in themessage body to give the email some credibility and lull you in to a false sense of security to encourage you to click the link. The best option here is the Del button.

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Re: Paypal scam email

@Mook Yeah... hence my posting it "verbatim"  or "copy and paste" ..  ! Wink