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Just got this today...It looked VERY real. If you get an email like this, forward it to paypal's security team. DONT reply to it with your account info!!!

PayPal Account Verification ...

We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures and your account has been randomly selected for this maintenance.

Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please confirm your account ownership by entering the information in the section below, and take a moment to confirm your account.

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Thank you,
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I got this one yesterday....

It looks very authentic, until you ignore the links and look at the actual URL's...
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Dear valued PayPal® member:

PayPal® is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of
buyers and sellers. 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.

Recently, 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. This
is a fraud prevention measure meant to ensure that your account is not
compromised.

In order to secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may
require some specific information from you for the following reason:

We would like to ensure that your account was not accessed by an
unauthorized third party. Because protecting the security of your account
is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive PayPal account
features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please
understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

Case ID Number: PP-040-187-531

We encourage you to log in and restore full access as soon as possible.
Should access to your account remain limited for an extended period of
time, it may result in further limitations on the use of your account.

However, failure to restore your records will result in account suspension.
Please update your records on or before August 15, 2004.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be
interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your Paypal records click on the following link:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login-run

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

Sincerely,
PayPal® Account Review Department

PayPal Email ID PP522

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, PayPal will
periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements.

Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/policy_privacy-outside
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I traced the email ip back to some server in asia.
 

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paypal spoof

According to the paypal people, if a message is addressed to "Dear paypal member" or "Dear valued paypal customer" or something similar, it isn't autherntic. Paypal will only greet you by your first and last name :"Dear John Doe".
 
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