suspicious email from paypal


I know everybody is alert and won’t fall for this but…..just in case anybody is not I received an email from ’paypal ’ to upgrade my account , all details of bank, credit card etc sent early January 1/ 2008 .. must be done now other wise we ……..etc etrc…. so I sent it to paypal at the below email address. paypal replied thanking me . [copied and pasted below] I thank them.!

Easy to get trapped half awake new years day! they had the proper paypal form included too.

What is a phishing email?
Phishing emails attempt to steal your identity and will often ask you to
reveal your password or other personal or financial information. PayPal
will never ask for your password over the phone or in an email and will
always address you by your first and last name.

Every email counts. By forwarding a suspicious-looking email to, you’ve helped keep yourself and others safe from
identity theft.


The PayPal Team

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