Paypal fraud email

Just received this in my spam box, thought it would be good to warn others

The body of the text is below -



Investigation Closed and Payment Reversed:
Case #PP-682-109-382


Dear member.

As you know, we have been reviewing the transaction detailed below.
Our investigation is now complete and we have returned the funds to
the PayPal account holder.


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Helping Ensure Safe Transactions
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Most of the payments you receive will be from good, honest buyers.
PayPal wants to help you ensure safe transactions as much as possible.

You can often reduce your risk by paying special attention to payment details
and unusual requests.

* Watch for address inconsistencies:
It's fairly common for a buyer's shipping address to be different than his billing address.
In some cases, though, it could be a fraud indicator. For instance, a high-priced item that has a billing address in one country and a shipping address in another may be suspicious.

* Beware of unusual requests:
Unusual requests should put you on alert to suspicious activity. For example:

- Buyers who want rush shipment at any cost
- Buyers who send partial payments from different PayPal accounts
- Do not make payment in full


Visit the PayPal Security Center for more information.

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Transaction Details
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Transaction Date: Oct 29, 2007
Transaction Amount: -$35.00 USD
Your Transaction ID: 44983006PP1385593
Buyer's Transaction ID: 8V98138559306873F
Case Number: PP-682-109-382
Buyer's Name: Andrei .S Newman
Buyer's Email: andrei@bigpond.net.au
We appreciate your cooperation with this inquiry, this case is closed.

Thank you for your feedback and continued business with PayPal!

PayPal, Inc.
P.O. Box 45950
Omaha, NE 68145

Sincerely.

PayPal Support


There is also some small print which is not visible unless you highlight it - at the bottom of the page


This PayPal notification was sent to PayPal member. To modify your notification preferences, log in to your PayPal account, click the Profile sub-tab, then click the Notifications link under Account Information. Changes may take up to 10 days to be reflected in our mailings. PayPal will not sell or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties. For more information about the security of your information, read our Privacy Policy at paypal.com/pri…acy .

Copyright© 2006 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.


It's worth repeating, never click any links - there are some obvious signs which show it is a fake and you can always compare it with a genuine one.

Below is an image showing part of the email I received

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4 Comments

Banned

there are always emails lilke this going around, but thanks for the pointer

when paypal send you an email they always refer to your name not dear member

Yup, easiest way to spot...Dear Member = fake, don't even waste your time reading on

For those who are still not familiar with phising email you van get the same from eBay, and banking institutes.

Just never click on any links - delete always
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