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If you get this DO NOT CLICK ON IT. It looks legit. My Norton blocked it. I spoke with paypal customer service and they verified it's bogus. It doesn't show up here but it had the paypal logo on the header. The customer service rep said an email from them would address you by your first and last name not Dear Member.

Notification of Limited Account Access

Dear Member,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.We requested information from you for the following reason:

We recently received a report of unauthorized credit card use associated with this account. As a precaution, we have limited access to your PayPal account in order to protect against future unauthorized transactions.

Case ID Number: PP-204-863-417

In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will remain limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your account remains limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or eventual account closure. We encourage you to follow our verification procedure as soon as possible to help avoid this.

Click here to login and restore your account access

Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

This is a final reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.


PayPal Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP-204-863-417


Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.

PayPal Email ID PP638

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No matter how legit it looks never, EVER click on a link from a "company".

They do not and will not ever operate like that.  If you think your account has an issue then go to www.paypal.com and log in from there.

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I use paypal so little, but just used it a couple weeks ago. That along with the header and that it came from service@paypal .com was why I attempted to open it. All's well. Maybe this post will help out other internet idiots like me, and prevent someone else from getting phished.   

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Some of these phishing emails are done very well, generally no company will ask you do things likes this. One thing to look at, if you hover your mouse pointer over the link the actual url it will go to will show in a pop-up. If it doesn't make sense don't click on it. Everything else in the email can be spoofed, the actual url cannot.

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That one has been circulating for years. I guess if they're still using it, people are still falling for it.

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