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Notification of Limited Account Access - A Fake Warning E-mail Message to all Paypal Users

Screenshot by Guardian Angel

I would like to reserve this post to warn all Paypal users. I have been receiving this message for almost a month but when I discovered it is a suspected scam, I just delete it. Upon receiving this again yesterday, I think that it is time to share it to you. I am afraid some bloggers has already been fooled because the scam identity cannot easily be noticed.

Attached here is the screenshot of the message, and you can click it to enlarge. Here are some of the details of the message that you might get carried away if you do not read them carefully.

We are being reminded that our Paypal account might have been hijacked by a third party since they noticed multiple attempts have been done. They want us to verify our account. – I was surprised and thankful for their reminder. Well, almost!

We are being advised to log in to our Paypal account and provide required information on a certain link so that they can further provide us a safer and risk free environment – I was really touched by their immediate assistance. Nice try, sucker!

We are being warned that if we ignore their message, they will have no choice but to suspend our account temporarily. They are requesting that we give them 48 hours to investigate and recommend us not to change any information about our account. – What a very supportive customer service! I do not think so, weirdo!

Now here is the catch!

Did you read the email address when it came from? I did not realize that paypal can also be paypall with a double l and they are both the same? Do you think the wrong spelling is just an honest mistake? Think again, wrong spelling is considered wrong when we are talking about links and email address.

Anyway, to further increase my suspicion, I click the link they provided but it did not went there directly. My browser advised me to be careful in sharing any information because according to them it is a Suspected Web Forgery.

Moral lesson - Check first if the spelling of the email address is correct, before opening it. If you find something suspicious, do not open it and delete it immediately.

To verify your account now, visit Paypal here. You can slap my face if I gave you the false link, and you do not have to thank me if the link is correct. However, I think it is better if you share what you have learned.

By the way, I am a Paypal user and I do not have any problems with them. I think it is still the best outlet for our on line money account. So if you are not, you can check them out here.

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13 comments:

  Search engine positioning

July 7, 2008 at 2:11 AM

this paypal is creating a lot of problem nowadays.

  manilenya

July 7, 2008 at 5:56 AM

just don't entertain spam emails lol! you have to learn wha is spam and what is not ...there's a lot of them in netizen's inbox.

  rhyan

July 7, 2008 at 3:40 PM

I usually get this kind of messages but I don't waste my time reading it.

  fatherlyours.

July 7, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Thank you partner for your concern. don't worry my paypal account is empty, nada,wala,awan , zero.

  Guardian Angel

July 7, 2008 at 6:40 PM

SEP - Yes, I heard that too but so far, I am not affected. Thanks.


Manilenya - I agree that we should not entertain them. However, there are message that are properly created to fool us so we have to be smart enough.

Thanks for being here, friend.


Rhyan - Time is priceless and I am glad you're not among who are wasting it.


Mon - You're welcome, my friend. I suppose you do not need it for you have a stable income off-line.

Mayaman ka naman ata lol!

Thanks for visiting my blogs consistently.

  Jena Isle

July 7, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Thanks for the vital info...Someone should catch these wrongdoers and let them serve sentence in an isolated cell.

  revenue

July 8, 2008 at 2:10 AM

Thanks for your warn, i will be prepare if i got one now :)

  manilenya

July 8, 2008 at 1:26 PM

wow! touched ako friend...sorry for not being here lately lol! it's weekdays again..liit lang oras online. Any help na kailangan mo ako, just message me po :)

  Laurie

July 8, 2008 at 8:27 PM

Thanks for checking this out and then sharing. I am sure a lot of people wouldn't even think about it before clicking on the link.

  sheila sultani

July 8, 2008 at 8:48 PM

You should never click on any link in any message recieved from paypal, whether they are real or not, just go to paypal through your own browser. Also, when you recieve a spam paypal email you should forward it to spoof@paypal.com.

  Guardian Angel

July 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Manilenya - It's ok. It is me who must say sorry for taking your time to help me with my upcoming blog.

Thanks for your "pagtityaga"...


Jena - You're welcome. I believe you have a strong heart against these as****es!


Revenue - Don't mention it. I feel it's my responsibility as a blogger to warn if I find something fishy.


Laurie - You're right. These bastards are intelligent so we must be smart enough.


Sheila Sultani - Thanks for sharing the link where we can complain formally.

By the way, you got a bunch of good articles on your blog. I am one of your regular readers and I am learning a lot from you.

  Meghna

July 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Hi Angel,
Opened up my eyes....I will be careful in future!

  nepspeed82

July 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM

I receive lots of those in my other email. One problem why they can't hook me is that they're sending it to the wrong email. I'm using a separate email address for my paypal.