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Monday, June 1, 2009

Protect your PayPal Account

This is the type of email you want to avoid and also want to report it to PayPal spam.

Dear valued PayPal member,

it has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account
suspension. Please update your records on or before June 5, 2009. Or whenever you get the email…

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:
Whatever is the link in your email address is, STOP! DON’T CLICK ON IT….
Thank You.
PayPal Update Team

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 PayPal. All rights reserved.
Until now it looks legit, isn’t it? Well, It is not…
First, if you are not sure, you go to the original paypal.com account ad log in there, If it is true, you will have an email waiting for you, otherwise, it is fraud.
This account is SPAM; PayPal Inc. PayPal @ account. com , Please forward any emails from PayPal that look like PayPal but you not sure to the spam department… spoof@paypal.com

This is what I got back, after forwarding this exact email:
Hello Doreen Cohanim,

Thanks for forwarding that suspicious-looking email. You're right - it
was a phishing attempt, and we're working on stopping the fraud. By
reporting the problem, you've made a difference!

Identity thieves try to trick you into revealing your password or other personal information through phishing emails and fake websites. To learn more about online safety, click "Security Center" on any PayPal webpage.

Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to
spoof@paypal.com, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity
theft.

Your account security is very important to us, so we appreciate your
extra effort.

Thanks,

PayPal

Now, that hard to do, was it? I made sure I didn’t turn into a victim, let’s protect us… report this Fraud… Say No More to being a Victim….

Feel free to share your good or bad experience, and tell us what you did to protect yourself, let’s help each other, to be Victim FREE.

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