August 13th, 2003


Be Careful!!!

So I get this in my yahoo mail today:

PayPal Account Verification

Dear PayPal Customer,

We are currently performing regular maintenance of our security measures. Your account has been randomly selected for this maintenance, and you will now be taken through a series of identity verification pages.

Protecting the security of your PayPal account is our primary concern, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.Please confirm your account ownership by entering the information in one of the sections below.

Please Visit

and take a moment to confirm your account. To avoid service interruption we require that you confirm your account as soon as possible.
Your account will be updated in our system and you may continue using PayPal services without any interruptions.

If you fail to update your account, it will be flagged with restricted status.

Thank you,
The Paypal Staff

Thanks for using PayPal!


NEVER give your password to anyone and ONLY log in at Protect yourself against fraudulent
websites by checking the URL/Address bar every time you log in.

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.

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It looks pretty legit, although odd, but if you click the link, it actually takes you to, not is owned by someone else. The main page looks very real and asks for your PayPal user information. If you put it in there, it'll be collected and your PayPal account will be hacked. So don't do it.