Paypal Scam

January 25, 2008 at 12:49 am (Personal)

Don’t fall for this folks. I just got a real smart scam that I almost fell for it.

For a start, I didn’t even own a Paypal account, so how the fuck can it be legitimate? Here’s the email content.


PayPal has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of the PayPal Online accounts. As a result we periodically review PayPal Online Accounts and temporarily restrict access of those accounts which we think are vunerable to the unauthorised use.

This message has been sent to you from PayPal because we have noticed invalid login attempts into your account, due to this we are temporarily limiting and restricting your account access until we confirm your identity.

To confirm your identity and remove your account limitation please following the link below.

Click Here (link removed by me!)

PayPal is committed to ensure the safeguard of each customer’s personal information, making sure only authorised individuals have access to their accounts. It is all about your security.

Accounts Management As outlined in our User Agreement, PayPal will periodically send you information about site changes and enhancements. Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.


First off, there’s a few mistakes in this email.

date Jan 24, 2008 11:17 PM
subject Critical Information Regarding Your Account

Look at the mailed-by tag, it’s not even from paypal.

There’s a spelling mistake. It’s not very obvious, but it’s there.

we think are vunerable to the unauthorised

Is that how you spell “vulnerable”? These scams are vulnerable themselves.


Oh, that’s stupid in japanese. I took it off from a translation site hehehe. For those who receives this stupid message, just mark them as spam, and hopefully no one else will get tricked.

A better internet for you and me.




  1. Jeslene said,

    lol, this paypal scam have been around for quite some time. I think I have at least 5 of the same scam from different mailed-by in my junk folder.

    Enjoy your weekends! =D

  2. dermapthera said,

    Hi Jeslene

    Wow yours managed to get filtered automatically? Mine showed up in Inbox, so I guess GMail isn’t doing it’s job? Hehehe…


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