Making the rounds today is a fake PayPal email (see sample below) that instructs you to “confirm your identity by completing the attached form”. Avoid clicking any links or downloading any attachments included with the message.
See PayPal’s security warning about fake emails like these.
Did you get this fake PayPal email? Please let us know in the comments below.
Subject: Identity Issue #PP-591-502-696-956
We are writing you this email in regards to your PayPal account. In accordance with our “Terms and Conditions”, article 3.2., we would like to kindly ask you to confirm your identity by completing the attached form.
Please print this form and fill in the requested information. Once you have filled out all the information on the form please send it to verification[@]paypal.com along with a personal identification document (identity card, driving license or international passport) and a proof of address submitted with our system ( bank account statement or utility bill )
Your case ID for this reason is PP-8J4WHK3MPRE5
For your protection, we might limit your account access. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (PayPal ,
Inc.) that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations of federal law. Please notify the sender of any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies. Thank You
PayPal Email ID PP08684