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legit email?

I received the following email but don't see an issue when I log in to my account? Is this legit?

Dear Client,
Your Account hasbeen limited !

Your Account information has been changed. [ Billing or Shipping Address ] As our security precautions, we need more informations from you. Your account will be limited until you provide some additional information.
PIease login into your Account and review your activity by clicking link below:
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Your action is required to help us to protect you PayPaI account securely.

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Re: legit email?

@kru14 

 

Its a spoof, NEVER USE ANY LINK.

Firstly if the email/text addressed you as ''Dear Member'' / ''Customer'' / ''Client'' OR your ''email address'' then that confirms its a spoof as paypal would address you by your full name eg Dear John Smith.

Secondly if there was a link OR attachment in that email/text to ''cancel'' any transaction or ''confirm'' any details then again it would be a spoof.

If there was a problem with your account Paypal would not ask you to click on an unsafe link in an email or by downloading an attachment, they would direct you to log in normally and go to the resolution or the message centre for more information.

More info here >>
https://www.paypal.com/us/selfhelp/article/how-to-spot-fake-emails-faq2340/2
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/security/suspicious-activity


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