i got this e-mail this morning, and while i was reading it, i started thinking about how the paypal account that my hubby and i have is under HIS email address.....NOT mine. but, if i had one, i would probably have entered my info and password into their site, giving these hackers complete and full access to my bank accounts!! i clicked on the link and then i got a pop up from my internet security program stating that the site i was being sent to wasnt validated.....  anyway, here is the email. at the top of it was the paypal logo, making it look authentic.


We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you. However if you are the rightful holder of the account,click on the link below to log into the account and follow the instructions.


If you choose not to complete the request, you give us no choice but to suspend  your account temporary.

It takes at least 72 hours for the investigation in this case and we strongly recommend you to verify your account at that time.

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of PayPal policy to represent oneself as an other PayPal user.Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. PayPal is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related attempts to missapropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request or law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

PayPal Account Review Department.


Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.
For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

PayPal Email ID PP00145

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:04 AM

It is not possible fraud. It IS fraud.  I clicked the link and my browser wouldn't direct me to the page. I got this: may try to steal your information.

Why were you redirected to this page? When we visited this site, we found it may be designed to trick you into submitting your financial or personal information to online scammers. This is a serious security threat which could lead to identity theft, financial losses or other dissemination of personal information.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:09 AM I want to add :  Fantastic job at recognizing it.  Thanks for the warning.

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Feb. 15, 2008 at 12:30 AM I get so many of those,  they are so annoying Please avoid them at all costs!!! They are all frauds! Paypal will never send you a link to click on, and if you have doubt sign into the paypal acct (on a separate broswer) you have or hubby has to see if there is the so-called suspension!

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