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    Default Caution with PayPal e-mails.

    Just a heads up about this e-mail address: paypal [AT] review [DOT] com.

    Is trying to steal your PayPal account by asking you to log on.

    DO NOT log in to this. IT WILL STEAL ALL YOUR MONEY.

    What is this world coming to...
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    I had recieved this as well earlier this morning. It redirects to a phishing website. If you look at the email source code, you see the link is not what it says it is (in the email).
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    Yep, It'll show you a warning in FireFox 2, but it won't show you a warning in IE6.

    I'm going to report it to PayPal.

    Can you give me the link? I've already deleted my e-mail.
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    Same here. I was going to do that earlier, but clicked delete before I thought about reporting it. Then it was too late. Sorry.

    Added Later: It appears they already know about it as it appears in an article on about.com. The link is below:

    http://antivirus.about.com/od/emails...phishing_7.htm
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    Ok. I've reported the e-mail address, and I'll be contacted shortly.
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    Ok. Reported.
    (WOW that was fast )
    Quote Originally Posted by Response
    Dear Peter Nguyen,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact spoof@paypal.com. The email you
    reported was not sent by PayPal and is a phishing (fraudulent) email.

    -------------------
    What to do Next
    --------------------
    Delete the phishing email. If you've already responded to the email,
    please log in to your PayPal account and perform some important safety
    measures.

    1. Go to your Profile and change your password and security questions.

    2. Review the payments listed on your Account Overview.

    If you notice a payment that you don't recognize, visit the PayPal
    Security Center to file a claim. We'll promptly investigate any
    suspicious transactions and you won't be held liable for unauthorized
    payments sent from your account.

    -------------------------------------
    Visit the PayPal Security Center
    -------------------------------------
    In the new PayPal Security Center you'll find fraud-fighting tips,
    tools, and technology.

    You'll learn:
    * Ways to stay safe online
    * How to spot fake emails
    * What to do if you suspect unauthorized activity in your account

    You'll also find tools to help protect against identity theft:
    * Equifax credit alerts: Receive notifications about activity on your
    credit accounts
    * eBay Toolbar: Download a toolbar that warns you when youre on a
    potentially fraudulent web site

    -------------------------------------
    Safeguard Your Account
    -------------------------------------
    Phishing emails often try to get your attention by telling you that
    there's a problem with your account.

    One way to figure out if an email is really from PayPal is to open a new
    browser and log in to your PayPal account. Any important information
    about your account will be displayed once you are logged in.

    ------------
    Thank You
    -------------
    By alerting us to this phishing email, you're taking an active role in
    keeping the PayPal community safe. Users like you are our greatest
    partners in combating spoof.

    We'll use the information you provided to work with law enforcement to
    shut down the fraudulent website.


    Sincerely,

    PayPal


    ************************************************************************
    Remember, PayPal will never ask you for your password in an e-mail.
    There are no exceptions to this policy. If someone claiming to be from
    PayPal asks you for your password in response to an e-mail, you should
    refuse to provide it and contact us. To contact PayPal, go to the PayPal
    Help Center and click the "Contact Us" link.



    ************************************************************************
    This
    email is sent to you by the contracting entity to your User Agreement,
    either PayPal Inc or PayPal (Europe) Limited. PayPal (Europe) Limited is
    authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK
    as an electronic money institution.

    ***********************************************************************
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    Thanks for posting the reply from paypal. I will work on this right now.
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    (WOW that was fast )
    I'd guess it's automated... they probably keep a database of the emails they've sent and check it against that.
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    By fast, I meant 5 minutes, not 3 seconds

    and it says it's not automated here:

    This email is sent to you by the contracting entity to your User Agreement,
    either PayPal Inc or PayPal (Europe) Limited. PayPal (Europe) Limited is
    authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK
    as an electronic money institution.
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    It doesn't. In fact, it very carefully avoids saying "person" and instead says "entity," a word with a broad scope that definitely includes computers
    By fast, I meant 5 minutes, not 3 seconds
    Mail server lag.
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