Information Regarding Your account:
Dear PayPal Member:
Attention! Your PayPal account has been violated!
Someone with ip address xxxxxxxxxxx tried to access your personal account!
Please click the link below and enter your account information on the following page to confirm that you are not currently away. You have 3 days to confirm account information or your account will be locked.
Click here to update your PayPal account
You can also confirm your email address by logging into your PayPal account at http://paypal.com/. Click on the "Confirm email" link in the Activate Account box and then enter this confirmation number: 1036-8535-4511-9500-3892
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The PayPal Team
This is ridiculous! I thought it's really someone tried to access my paypal account because of paypal template, exactly same I've seen. I had to read carefully to make sure if it is real paypal company or not. From my mouse hover on "Click here to update your PayPal account" link and saw the web address which is showing ip address in statusbar. Finally I found its scam! Lucky I didn't click this link to enter my user/pass.
If it goes to another site other than the intended website, close it down. If you look at the source code of the email it will direct you over usually to an IP address or sometimes even a subdomain named paypal.theirdomain.com
"If you are concerned that the email is real then just log in to Paypal"
Wrong but kind of because the email address can show the real one "[email protected]" with fake link in message, don't log in. Remember always use your mouse hover on link and see "http://paypal.com" in statusbar so its real but if it shows you "http://xxxxxx/ (xxxxx = ip address), its fake/scam.
"But I was wondering what email address did this scammer use to send you this email?"
If you are unsure about such emails, go to your account settings and disable that Paypal sends you any emails. Should they anyway send you one (or a scammer), forward the email to [email protected] They will usually respond within minutes and tell you if the email is legit from them or a scam. Then you can basically be safe.
However, I would simply always go to www.paypal.com to log into your account, this way you can be somewhat sure ít´s legit.