Pay pal email scam


Flashlight Enthusiast
Mar 5, 2003
Nashville TN
If you get this email from PP do not click on the link. It is a fraud.

The email will come from PayPal with the real email address [email protected]

The email seemed strange because I am verified and I don't see why being verified has anything to do with someone with a foreign IP address trying accessing my account so I forwarded this email to PP security with out clicking on the link. PP security responed that this did not come from them. (copied below) Apparently the hyperlink is redirecting to a none PP server and who ever is doing this is trying to get your login information. I am posting this because the CPF is the only place I use PP so it might be possible someone is mining the CPF for PP users.

Below is the hyperlink in the email, I put spaces and 2s between Pay and pal to break the link 222 cmd=_login-run

Below is the hyperlink redirection path (I added spaces to brake the link)

http://cpe-24-59-70- :82/ -bin/index.p hp

email I received from PayPal [email protected]

Dear PayPal Member,

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

Get Verified - For security reasons, Your PayPal Account is limited in the amount it can send until it become Verified. To remove your "Unverified" status and sending limit, you must confirm that you are the owner of the account. Clik on the link below to confirm: 222 cmd=_login-run

Verify your identity is a security measure that will ensure that you are the only person with access to the account.
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response. For assistance, login to yourPayPal account and choose the Help link located in the top right corner of any PayPal page.
To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences here.

Thank you for patience,
PayPal Security Team

PayPal Email ID PP456

Part of PP response to my email

Dear Steve Lebkuecher,

Thank you for contacting PayPal about a fraudulent (spoof) email or Web
site. We appreciate you bringing this suspicious email to our attention.

We can confirm that the email you received was not sent by PayPal. Any
website which may be linked to this email is not authorized or used by

Our fraud prevention team is working to disable any website linked to
this email. In the meantime, please do not enter any information into
this website. If you have already done so, you should immediately log
into your PayPal account and change your password, as well as your
security questions and answers. We also recommend that you contact your
bank and credit card company immediately.

Please follow the instructions below to report an unauthorized
transaction associated with your PayPal account:


Flashlight Enthusiast
Jun 14, 2001
Friggin' MORE COWBELL!!!
Is this really the first time you've received one of these?

These are going on constantly. I mean literally, I get phishing scams every single day...seems like someone posts one of these threads every week.