Friday, February 26, 2010

Paypal Scam

I received an email today purporting to be from PayPal, with the subject of "Your account has been limited and will be suspended."

The body of the email is as follows:
        Dear customer,

During our regular screening we have detected that your account
has been accessed by
different IPs which does not match the IP you've registered
your paypal account.

PayPal is trying to protect paypal community and your
account can be
suspended.Please download the attachement,
read and fill in the form to avoid suspension.
If suspended a copy of your driver license
will be required and other documents which confirm your identity.

PayPal Validation Department
Message ID 8128F
The attached file is 'Restore Access Account.html' Downloading and completing this form would give these criminals access to your Paypal account. Sending a copy of your driving licence would enable them to steal your identity and Lord knows what else.

So, please be aware and do not reply to such criminal attempts.