Paypal is a popular online money transaction site. but i was surprised to see an email from the site to my spam box in firstname.lastname@example.org since i haven't used this mail address for paypal. also it was in the spam box, so it made me suspicious. the email was directly to my mailing address. it went something like this.
From: PayPal <email@example.com> Mailed-By: server.gginternet.com
Date: Jan 26, 2006 1:11 PM
Subject: Account Review Team
PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of customers. To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the PayPal system for unusual activity.
We are contacting you because on 25 Jan 2005 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.
To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason:
We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.
This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.
To securely confirm your PayPal information please click on the link bellow:
We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.
For more information about how to protect your account please visit PayPal Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal system.
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
For a first thought i thought it was not a spam since it looked like a genuine email source. but since i had no activity from my email address, i was not so sure. later i found that it was actually a fraud spam mail. man, these spam mails can be so tricky at times. the ones with the headings like "get millionaire in a day" are so easy to know to be spam but the ones like these can certainly get you. even with a high filtering sometimes these just pop in your inbox sometimes.
do u get spam mails like these too?