[sws_ui_box ui_theme=”ui-smoothness” ui_state=”ui-state-error” icon=”ui-icon-alert”] Admin note: The following email is not a legitimate email from PayPal. It’s disguised to trick you into clicking on the link (which we disabled) and giving private information. Do NOT fall prey to this phishing scam![/sws_ui_box]

Email Subject: Attention! Critical Information About Your Account

Dear Paypal valued member,

Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the paypal account we have issued this warning message.

It has come to our attention that your account information needs to be updated due to inactive members, frauds and spoof reports. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and renew your records you will not run into any future problems with the online service. This notification expires in 1 day. After that your account will be locked.

Once you have updated your account records your paypal account service will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Please follow the link below and login to your account and renew your account information

(Admin note: the above is the anchor text for the link but the link actually goes to a different website. Do NOT click the link!)

Paypal customer department!

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and choose the “Help” link in the footer of any page.

To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences here.

[sws_grey_box box_size=”500″]For more information about messages asking for personal information, read this Google Support page.[/sws_grey_box]