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Postby freddiemiller » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:15 pm

Hi Members,

SCAMTERS are sending out paypal e-mails with subject line Notification of Limited Account Access

Please do not click on the links inside of the e-mails, they will capture your personal details: Below is the e-mail I received. PAYPAL NEVER SENDS OUT E-MAILS LIKE THIS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Dear your e-mail address,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal Billing Information
records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will
not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will
result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or
future billing problems.

Please update your billing records: ... scrcmd.php

Thanks for using PayPal!

This PayPal notification was sent to your mailbox. Your PayPal account
is set up to receive the PayPal Periodical newsletter and product
updates when you create your account. To modify your notification
preferences and unsubscribe, go to and log in
to your account. Changes to your preferences may take several days to be
reflected in our mailings. Replies to this email will not be processed.

If you previously asked to be excluded from Providian product offerings
and solicitations, they apologize for this e-mail. Every effort was
made to ensure that you were excluded from this e-mail. If you do not wish
to receive promotional e-mail from Providian, go to

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Postby magnetize » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:04 am

Hey Freddie,

Thanks for this warning. Unfortunately many people are still falling prey to these scams. It's always good to get a re-fresher.

I never ever open any emails from any official company such as banks, paypal or even my internet service provider. They don't send out emails if there is a problem, they call I believe.

Hope this will help others though
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Postby shezz » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:51 pm

I have one from paypal a while ago saying I'd made a purchase of about $500 from a radio control vehicle store.

I started stressing straight away because I knew for a fact that I hadn't purchased anything.

I looked up the store that I supposedly purchased from and sent them an email and they replied immediately saying someone had hacked into their website.

They said not to worry because there has been no payment taken from my account.

What the scammers did was put a bit at the end of the paypal email saying if you thought this email was in error click here to file a dispute - and if you clicked on that click here link, they would get access to your details.

Thankfully, I didn't notice that link and contacted the store directly.

Anyway, just another way that these people can get you claiming they are from paypal - and the email looked identical to the paypal logos and layout etc too.
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Postby Tel » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:38 pm

Thanks for the warning Freddie.

I have one saving grace with Paypal - as I live in Spain, they automatically email me in Spanish! So if I ever see an email from Paypal in English, I'll know it has to be fishy!
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