I wouldn't normally start a thread about this, because phishing emails are a daily occurrence in my inbox.
I chose to with this one because the email seems to bear a close resemblance to real paypal emails, plus the email address that shows when you right click on the email and select properties is -
services AT paypall.com
...which is quite close to a genuine paypal address. Also, it was sent to my actual paypal address although I have no way of knowing if this was through luck or judgement.
The most important thing about this is if you get an email appearing to be from paypal telling you that your account has been limited, and you are concerned and want to log in and check things -
YOU SHOULD - open a new browser, type in 'paypal.com', log in and manually check if your account is OK and that there are no urgent messages in there.
YOU SHOULD NOT - click any link in any email in order to get to paypal and sign in.
Never click links in an email to get to paypal, or your bank etc. Always sign in manually (via typing the correct address into your browser address bar), if you need to.
Here's the email -
It looks just like a proper paypal email, which many of them don't.
If you right click the email title in your inbox, then click properties you will see that it is not from 'paypal' (only one L) -
If you then click the details tab, you can see where it really came from -
If you are not sure what you are doing, don't click on anything at all.
If you are at all concerned about an email purporting to be from paypal, simply click 'forward' and send the forwarded email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will come straight back to you letting you know if it is a spoof or if it is real.
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