The Newest Paypal Phish Exhorts “Account Activity – Action Required”

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Paypal phish are as common as the cold. Here, the newest one claims that there have been foreign attempts to log into your Paypal account, and explains that if it wasn’t you (which, of course, it wasn’t) you should click on the link to verifiy your identity. Where does the link really go? Not to Paypal, that’s for sure. In fact, it really goes to a very convincing Paypal phishing site.

Here’s the full text of the email:


“We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your paypal account
from a foreign IP address.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in
attempts may have been initiated by you. However, if you did not initiate
the log ins, please visit paypal as soon as possible to verify your
identity:

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr? cmd=_login-run

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Verify your identity is a security measure that will ensure that you are
the only person with access to the account.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

Sincerely,
Paypal Security Team

 

Paypal Email ID PJ321”

Want to see what the phony Paypal phishing site really looks like? Here is a screenshot that we just took of it:

Pretty convincing, eh?

And this is why we always say, if you get email from Paypal asking you to log in to your Paypal account – for any reason – don’t do it. Go directly to the Paypal site instead by typing “http://www.paypal.com” into your browser, and logging in through the website. If Paypal really needs you to do something, there will be a message waiting for you there.

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3 thoughts on “The Newest Paypal Phish Exhorts “Account Activity – Action Required”

  1. “action required”? i have verified, by looking in the mirror, that i am indeed, myself. since i do not have, and never have had a paypal account no further “action” is required and no information will be furnished.

  2. <a href=””Paypal E-mail Stating Your Account Will Be Closed Due To Inactivity – Link To Update Info
    This e-mail was received with the sender being info@secure-paypal.com
    Dear Customer,

    This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations taken by PayPal
    to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes.

    The inactive customers are subject to restriction and removal in the next 1 month.,
    Once you have updated your account records your PayPal will not be
    interrupted and will continue as normal.
    However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
    This notification expires on 02 November 2008.
    Please follow the link below
    and renew your account information

    Resolution Center

    Thank you for using PayPal!
    The PayPal Team

    Please do not reply to this email.
    This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response
    —————————————————————-
    Copyright © 1999-2008 PayPal. All rights reserved.

    PayPal Email ID #PP907-4485

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