Warning: Paypal Security Email Scam-Spoof Email

Last Update: April 21, 2016

I opened my email the other day and saw this email. I clicked on the attachment and saw that is was asking too much personal information. I sent the letter to PayPal and reported it as a scam. Be careful Folks....I almost fell for it!

Dear PayPal account holder PayPal is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system. We have recently determined that different computers have tried logging into your PayPal account, and multiple password failures were present before the logons. Until we can collect secure information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Download and fill out the form to resolve the problem and then log into your account.
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Just giving everyone a heads up! These are not real folks!

Chas

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VinceHuynh Premium
Cool thanks for the heads up!
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3chas80 Premium Plus
Hi Vince,
You are welcome...always check these things out before you give any personal information. Call the people and ask! Scams are everywhere! Thanks for stopping by!
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uga23 Premium
I got a similar email saying they were from paypal. I called paypal and they sent me this....
I got a similar email saying they were from paypal. I called paypal and they sent me this....
Dear Rob xxxxxx

Thank you for contacting PayPal Customer Support. My name is Sxxxx and I am happy to assist you.

We understand receiving a fake email can be a cause for concern, and we urge you to always contact us if you have any questions about your PayPal account.

As of March 17, 2016, all emails from PayPal to U.S. accountholders will be sent from a PayPal email address with the domain mail.paypal.com.
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3chas80 Premium Plus
Thanks Rob,good to know. It is a bit unnerving to think people are trying to break your passwords! Thanks for commenting!
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JonStevens Premium
Thanks for the heads up!
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3chas80 Premium Plus
You are welcome Jon, and thanks for taking the time to comment!
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caisaki Premium
People nowadays would always go for the quick buck, even deceiving others to get that. It's sad.
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3chas80 Premium Plus
I was almost fooled into believing my account was in jeopardy! They have a link set up to forward these to paypal.
This particular email even included a paypal lookalike logo on the attachment!! Crooks are getting very sophisticated nowadays! Thanks for taking the time to comment Pearl.
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