Suspect Paypal e-mail

  Fellsider 15:50 17 Mar 2005

I rec'd the following e-mail last night:-


Dear valued PayPal customer,

Our automated security systems have indicated that access to your online account was temporarily blocked due to to repeated login failures. Our logs indicate that your account received 2935 authentication failures during this time. It is most probable that your account was subject to malicious attack through automated brute forcing techniques. While PayPal were able to successfully block this attack, we would recommend that you ensure that your password is sufficiently complex to prevent future attacks.

You must click the link below and enter your password on the following page to confirm the reactivation of your account.

Click here to reactivate your account

You can also confirm your account by logging into your PayPal account at click here. Click on the "Confirm email" link in the Activate Account box and then enter this confirmation number: 1431-3053-2380-7838-3990

Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team


Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.

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PayPal Email ID PP468

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The reason that I suspect it is because I don't have a paypal account!!!

  g0slp 16:15 17 Mar 2005

See this earlier thread from today

click here

  pj123 16:22 17 Mar 2005

Like you, I don't have a paypal account or an ebay account but I still get these emails. Just delete it and forget it.

  Fellsider 16:40 17 Mar 2005

Ebay have confirmed that it is a fake.

  tangoindianna 08:50 01 May 2005

I have had several of these Emails asking for my Paypal Details over the last few Months. Do not answer these or click link, just forward them to [email protected]. Who will advise you if they are genuine or not. But both Paypal and Ebay always say they do not ever ask you for your Account Details by Email. Hope that helps. [email protected]

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:14 01 May 2005

You should not be putting your email address in any posting on this site. If someone needs to email you they can use the email link next to your username. The vast majority of users on this are, I am sure, honest and will not abuse it, but with over 165,000 registered users there may be some who are not.

  Stuartli 19:16 01 May 2005

The PayPal e-mail is as common as the ones from various banks and other financial institutions - delete..:-)

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