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13.1.12

Another Scam: PayPal Security Measures


Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:43 PM

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PayPal


PayPal Service - Please validate your Personal Information

Hello,
As part of our security measures, we regularly check the PayPal screen activity.
We request information from you for the following reason: 

Our system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to your PayPal account.
This is the last call to connect to PayPal, tet as possible. Once you log,PayPal will provide you with steps to restore access to your account.
Once connected, follow the steps to activate your account
Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure the security account.
The procedure is very simple:
  1. Click on the link below to open a secure browser window.
  2. Confirm that you are the account holder and follow the instructions.

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