PeterJ Posted May 11, 2004 Share Posted May 11, 2004 Perhaps some people are indeed receiving spam from Paypal these days, but currently they are updating account info and therefore have sent out a mesage as follows: Subject: Important Paypal account information! Body (snipped): You are receiving this email because it has come to our attention that your PayPal contact and billing information may be incorrect or out of date. PayPal User Database Requirements Notice Date: May, 2004 Due to special provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, PayPal is required to keep it's user information database up to date. Our records indicate that your information may be incorrect or out of date. Please take 5 to 10 minutes right now and update your records. If you fail to update your user information within 24 hours, we are required by law to suspend access to your account until we are able to verify your information. Please login to your paypal account using the link below to verify your records. This was sent from "support[at]paypal.com" and is real. Perhaps with all the phishing these days some SC users are reporting this message by mistake. Checking the IP here: http://www.spamcop.net/w3m?action=checkblock&ip=22.214.171.124 reveals that at least one person reported the same message I quoted above: A sample sent sometime during the 24 hours beginning Thursday, May 06, 2004 20:00:00 -0400: Received: from 126.96.36.199 (-.-.- [188.8.131.52]) by -.-.net with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Service Version -.-.-6-.-)- id - Fri, - May 2004 - - Subject: important - account information From: su.. at ..l.com Looking a little further, why is PayPal sending from a Korea server? Perhaps 184.108.40.206 deserves to be listed for other reasons, but as far as I can tell the PayPal mail coming from there is legitimate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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