WARNING: Beware of extremely realistic Paypall email scam!

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Yes, the typo in the title is intentional to make you aware what to look for: the email comes from service@paypall.com
Notice the double L in paypall!

What makes it really scary: it came to my real paypal email address and they included my full name!

It looks extremely real... except that gmail put it in the Spam folder

Here is how it looks like:

Subject line: Notification of Limited Account Access RXI-6166

Body: Hello Istvan Horvath,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal
system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account.

We requested information from you for the following reason:

A recent review of your account determined that we require some additional
information from you in order to provide you with secure service.

Case ID Number: PP-648-716-821

This is a second reminder to log in to PayPal as soon as possible. Once you log
in, you will be provided with steps to restore your account access.

Be sure to log in securely by using the following link:
Click here to login and restore your account access

Once you log in, you will be provided with steps to restore your
account access. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account

In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will remain
limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your
account remains limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further
limitations or eventual account closure. We encourage you to log in to your
PayPal account as soon as possible to help avoid this.

To review your account and some or all of the information that PayPal used to
make its decision to limit your account access, please visit the Resolution
Center. If, after reviewing your account information, you seek further
clarification regarding your account access, please contact PayPal by visiting
the Help Center and clicking "Contact Us".

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that
this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account. We
apologize for any inconvenience.


PayPal Account Review Department

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
will not receive a response. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account
and click the Help link in the top right corner of any PayPal page.

Copyright © 1999-2011 PayPal. All rights reserved.

PayPal Email ID PP-648-716-821
DO NOT CLICK on the links if you receive a similar email!

If in doubt... in another window/tab go directly to your Paypal account, login and see if there is any issue. Most likely, there isn't.

Play safe!
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