PayPal Virus Alert

This is a dangerous phishing scam message that looks like it is coming from the online payment service PayPal. If you ever get a message with an attachment that you are not expecting, don’t open the attachment. (It has been removed and deactivated here.) Scammers use messages like this one to either steal your private account information or infect your computer with a virus:

From: PayPal
Subject: -Notification
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015

Dear Valued Recipient,

An intrusion from an un-authorized user have triggered our Secure Login Feature (Auto-geolocation analysis shows that it wasn’t you). Currently, your account is limited.

When PayPal limits your account, it means that you won’t be able to do certain things with your account; you might not be able to send or withdraw money (temporarily).

PayPal may limit your account as a security measure to protect you and your account. Access limitation is taken as a pre-caution.

An attachment is given to you through this notification. Please download and open it in your browser to verify your account.

* PayPal will restore your access back to normal after your form is checked and your account is verified.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we hope that this issue will be resolved as soon as possible.

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