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IMPORTANT (bogus Paypal email)
10th May 2004

please forward any scams you've received to

Report Summary
Date Reported
first reported 5th May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address <>
Plain Text
N/A - this email contains an attachment ( which contains a Mimail virus
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content

1. The email has a file attachment by the name of - this file actually contains the Mimail virus and will infect unprotected computers if it is opened.
2. Do not open the file attachment!! Just delete this email immediately and put a filter in place to automatically delete any email which contains any reference to
3. See more on the file attachment here.
4. Ensure that your firewall and Antivirus software is updated at least once daily.


Forged Paypal email with virus file attachment is in circulation again ...


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 PayPal member, 

We regret to inform you that your account is about to be expired in next five business days. To avoid suspension of your account you have to reactivate it by providing us with your personal information. 

To update your personal profile and continue using PayPal services you have to run the attached application to this email. Just run it and follow the instructions. 

IMPORTANT! If you ignore this alert, your account will be suspended in next five business days and you will not be able to use PayPal anymore. 

Thank you for using PayPal. 


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