I received this email today from what looks like Pay Pal, but when you click the links provided on this email it redirects you to an un-secure website address starting with HTTP: instead of HTTPS: (S) on the end meaning secure !
The way in which this email is worded is very clever and makes you think that you must click the link and sort out the problem straight away, I have put a copy of this email on here so as you can see yet another example of one of these scams to obtain your user name and password.
I have obscured all links and reference numbers with ** for your security but you can see how it goes !
Also as always look out for basic grammar mistakes and American spellings in the email, Below:-
Hello, (my name)
As Part of 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:
A recent review of your account determined that we require some additional information from you in order to provide you with secure service.
Case ID Number: PP-**********
This is a second reminder to **Log in to Pay Pal** as soon as possible. Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.
Be sure to log in securely by using the following link: *************
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.
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 log in to your PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this.
To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal used to make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the resolution center. If, after reviewing your account information you seek further clarification regarding your account access, please contact PayPal by visiting the help center and clicking "Contact Us".
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
Please do not reply to this email.this mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, Log in to your PayPal account and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal Page.
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PayPal Email ID PP******
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