Has someone been phishing you lately? I just received a fake email that said it was from PayPal. I have spam software that captured the email and quarantined it. I have used PayPal in the past and my SPAM software knows it is a legitimate address. So why was it quarantined? Read – Huge Red FLAG!
Here is a copy of the email I received. The email address that you will see below is what appeared in the message. The problem is that what was displayed was not the address that the one you would really be directed to.
To: My email address
Subject: You have added new email address to your account.
You have added firstname.lastname@example.org as a new email address for
your PayPal account.
If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance
with your account, please contact PayPal customer service at:
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot
be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose
the “Help” link in the header of any page.
PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD
NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at
https://www.paypal.com/. Protect yourself against fraudulent websites
by opening a new web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape)
and typing in the PayPal URL every time you log in to your account.
PayPal Email ID PP191
My word of caution is to be careful about clicking on a URL that is in an email you receive. If you are in doubt enter the URL manually.
Naturally, I have sent the email message and all routing information to PayPal which has a way of notifying of Fraud attempt.