Monday, August 14, 2006


Phishing vigilante?

Received an email today from what seems to be a phishing vigilante. Google has no results for it. Interesting. Note the link and link's target.

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Received-SPF: neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of
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From: "Paypal Security Center"
Subject: Accounts Management
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 18:47:10 -0700
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Dear PayPal customer,

As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system.
We recently noticed the following issue on your account:

Our system requires further account verification.

Case ID Number: PP-132-378-817

For your protection, we have limited access to your account until additional security
measures can be completed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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

Copyright 1999-2006 PayPal. All rights reserved.

I just received an email from as well regarding paypal with the same subject line, but mine was a little different.

Dear valued PayPal member,

It has come to our attention that your PayPal account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension. Please update your records on or before August 25, 2006.

Once you have updated your account records, your PayPal session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

To update your PayPal records click on the following link:

***link removed, but looked like a legitimate link to paypay***

Thank You.
PayPal Update Team

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.

Copyright 1999-2006 PayPal. All rights reserved.

Glad I'm a little leary about things like this - the email looked legitimate enough... =/
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