Is this a fake PayPal email?

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jennifer77
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6 Jun 06 05:50:36 pm
I know I've seen a topic here about fake PayPal emails, is this one of them? Notice the email it was sent to is not even mine. My email is jennifer blah blah blah.

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From: 'service@paypal.com' Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
To: Link hidden: Login to view
Subject: PayPal Billing - Link hidden: Login to view
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2006 11:41:17 -0700

Dear Link hidden: Login to view,

As part of our se curity measures, we re gularly sc reen a ctivity in the
P ayPal s ystem. Dur ing a re cent screen ing, we notic ed an issu e regard ing
your a ccount.

Case ID N umber: PP####

For your protectio n, we have l imited acces s to your acc ount unt il
ad ditional secur ity measu res can be compl eted. We ap ologize for any
inconve nience this may cause.

To revi ew your acco unt and some or all of the infor mation that Pa yPal
used to make its de cision to li mit your acc ount access , pl ease vi sit the
Resolution Center. If, after revie wing your acco unt inf ormation, you
seek fu rther clarificat ion regar ding your account ac cess, ple ase con tact
PayPa l by visiti ng the Help Cent er and clicki ng ' Contact Us'.

We tha nk you for your prom pt attent ion to this matter. Ple ase
underst and that this is a securi ty measure intend ed to help protect you and your
accoun t. We apologiz e for any inco nvenience.

Si ncerely,
Pa yPal Account Revi ew Dep artment

PayPa l E mail ID PP40 0

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mslilly
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7 Jun 06 01:25:33 am
I get them all the time. Just forward them to paypal. And if you get them from ebay, just forward them to ebay.

I've noticed since I forward them to either place, the emails from that person does stop. So they are working on it. Thank goodness!

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jennifer77
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7 Jun 06 02:36:07 am
thanks for the reply...i was starting to think i was the only one..

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direct-consumer
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7 Jun 06 04:44:51 am
I had the exact same email sent to me. Don't respond to them or use any of the links on their email, forward them to paypal just like mslilly said. If you check your paypal account it will show you if your account has been limited. I called paypal about it when i first got one of these. They said they get thousands of these forwarded to them daily, and of course they're scams.

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jadzia1182
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7 Jun 06 05:54:46 am
A friend of mine got one of those types of emails from ebay and made the mistake of clicking the link and entering her info...

Thankfully she was talking to me on the phone at the time, and mentioned the email. I red flagged her right away and made her go change her password immediately. Then I had her send it to the spoof reporting through ebay. She's now a lot more careful of those types of emails.

One good rule of thumb... Never click a link in an email claiming to be from paypal or ebay. Always type the direct address into the address bar. Also, the ebay toolbar comes in handy. It warns you when you aren't at a real ebay or paypal site.

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jackaxe926
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1 Jul 06 03:09:42 pm
I am another person that gets these regularly. I wanted to try and spoof them back using an old email address from an ISP that I canceled a long time ago and a password I just made up to see where this would take me. I was not accepted, so they must know my real information to some extent. Paypal confirms that the emails are fakes. Do not click links in these emails. Go directly to Paypal and login to your account, not from the email

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tab10us
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1 Jul 06 03:33:30 pm
Yeah i get those a lot too. Paypal says that they will never ask for your credit card information in an e-mail so make sure to look for that. Also put your mouse over the link that your're 'supposed' to click on in the e-mail and it will tell you where that link leads too. It's always some random website that you have never heard of.

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direct-consumer
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18 Aug 06 05:44:09 am
If you ever have a question about your paypal account I've found it best just to call them rather than respond to the emails. They're very easy to get ahold of.

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