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PayPal has Limited Your Account Until They Hear From You- Fiction! & Scam!

PayPal has Limited Your Account Until They Hear From You- Fiction! & Scam!

Summary of eRumor:

This is an official looking email that allegedly came from PayPal.Com.   It warns that your account has been limited until they hear form you.   The email comes complete with links to contact them and comply with their request.
 

The Truth:

TruthOrFiction.Com contacted PayPal and a spokesperson told us that this email did not come from them.   It is a scam. 

Links may direct computer users to a phishing site, which is a trick to get computer users to submit personal and financial information to awaiting criminals.  The links could also direct computer users to a site that could infect their computers. 

It is always a good practice never to click the links in such emails, no matter how genuine they appear.   Contacting the company who sent the email for verification is recommended by browsing manually to the sender’s official URL and searching for the contact information.

PayPal has an email address to forward such fraudulent emails: [email protected]

Posted 05/13/13