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Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

I received exactly the same email.



Identity Issue PP-658-119-347 Secure Transaction

Please complete the attached form to verify your Profile information and restore your account access.

Personal Information Profile Make sure you enter the information accurately, and according to the formats required. Fill in all the required fields.

Dear customer ,

As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the online  community, we regularly screen account activity. Our review of your account has identified an issue  regarding its safe use. We have placed a restriction on your account as a precaution.

To lift the restriction we will require some further information from you.

If, once we review your further information and we're confident that the use of your account does not present a safety risk to our service and customers, we'll be happy to reinstate your account.

We have sent you an attachment which contains all the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Download and open it in your browser. After we have gathered the necessary information, you will regain full access to your account.

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Very sincerely, PayPal Review Department


Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

I have recieved the same email

New Community Member

Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

I have received this email today, I'm sure that's a phising mail.


          Attention! Your PayPal account was limited!

Dear PayPal Costmuer,

As part of our security measures, we regularly check the work of the screen PayPal. We have requested information from you for the following reason. Our system has detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account. PayPal account, you'll need to relog in in your account.

It's easy:

  1. Click the link below to open a secure browser window.
  2. Confirm that you're the owner of the account, and then follow the instructions.

Relog in your account now


Before log in your account will be activated let us know right away. Reporting it is important because it helps us prevent fraudsters from stealing your information.



Help Center | Security Center

Please don't reply to this email. It'll just confuse the computer that sent it and you won't get a response.

Copyright 2013 PayPal, Inc. All rights reserved. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.


PayPal Email ID PP315

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New Community Member

Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

The hackers using a coffe place IP address in Paris for the crime.


You just have to track down the sender.I guess this is bunch of kids trying ther hacker skills.





New Community Member

Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

I got one too! It was in my Spam folder but I almost fell for it (I had a negative balance for a few days and I thought to have read somewhere that this could negatively affect my Paypal account) but in the end the 'download this and fill it out' instead of a 'go to the website and fill something out' got me suspicious.




PayPaI (service (at) rapidssl (dot) com)
Oct 14 (2 days ago)
Be careful with this message. Similar messages were used to steal people's personal information. Unless you trust the sender, don't click links or reply with personal information.  Learn more (Thank you, Gmail!)
Dear Customer,

PayPal is constantly working to ensure security regularly screening the accounts in our system. We
recently reviewed your account and we need more information to help us provide you with secure
service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be
limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible and we apologize for the

Why is my account limited?
Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

* Unusual account activity has made it necessary to limit account access until additional
verification information can be collected. (Your Case ID for this reason is PP-029-183-716-107)
* Our system detected unauthorized use of a credit card linked to your PayPal account. (Your Case ID
for this reason is PP-028-183-716-427)

How can I get my account access restored?
* The restoration form is attached to this email. Please download the attachment, open it and follow
the instructions on your screen.

Once you complete all of the checklist items, your case will be reviewed by one of our account
specialists. We will send you an email with the outcome of the review.

Yours sincerely,


Copyright © 1999-2013 PayPal. All rights reserved.

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Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

Hi I've got the same email checked my pay pal account couldnt see no notification still making payments ... I really don't know if this email is real ... Did u sort yours out ... Kindly Juliana
New Community Member

Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

Received this email today but noticed that when I clicked on the link a secure bar wasn't on the address and it said paypel....

so glad I didn't enter my bank account information but I did enter my password. I hope they can't hack into my email.


our Ρaypal account has been Iimited because we've noticed significant changes in your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.

This account Iimitation will affect your ability to:


  • send or receive money
  • withdraw money


Also, you won't be able to:


  • remove any bank accounts
  • remove credit cards
  • close your account


What to do next



Please log in to your Ρaypal account and provide the requested information before March 31, 2015 through the Account Review. If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity, your account access may be further Iimited.


Log In Now


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any Ρaypal page.





New Community Member

Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

This is what the email I recieved today looked like. 


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It is very clean and well presented, and I would have fallen for it if I hadn't checked the email it came from and saw that what had looked correct when I initially saw it in the email list was actually showing up as  service @ once I got into the actual email. That is a capital I, rather than a lowercase L, and is not supposed to be there.
Going through my bookmarked page rather than the link provided showed there was nothing wrong with my account, and thankfully I knew already to send it to

This is mainly just to show what I recieved, cause paypai be phishin.


Re: Spam Email - Account Access Limited

I keep receiving these annoying emails and keep using PayPal got no restriction whatsoever ... So definetly they are dodgy emails