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Paypal account limited
13th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
first reported 13th April 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
<your email address> - Paypal account limited
HTML - designed to look like text only
disguised link leads to bogus web content
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
13th April version)
(10th May version)

1. Uses HTML code and javascript to replace the address bar with an image and text which appears to be an address bar with a genuine ebay secure URL. This is not the browser address bar at all though!


Spoofed Paypal Account Limited email uses Address Bar Spoofing in bogus web content ...


Another instance of address bar spoofing - where the bogus web content is opened in crafted pages that remove and reconstruct the address bar of the user's web browser to show a fake URL. The same as the other Paypal Scam previously reported.

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

Dear <your email address goes here>,

We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your PayPal account may
have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security
of your account and of the PayPal network is our primary concern.
Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to
sensitive PayPal account features.
Click below in order to regain access to your account:
For more information about how to protect your account, please visit
PayPal's Security Center, accessible via the "Security Center" link located
at the bottom of each page of the PayPal web site.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your
assistance in helping us maintain the integrity of the entire PayPal
system. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

The PayPal Team

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 header of any page.

PayPal Email ID PP198
PayPal Email ID PP316


The bogus web page ...

Paypal account limited forged web page with address bar spoofing


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