Beware: Insidious Paypal Spam

This morning I received the following email:

Dear PayPal Customer,

This e-mail is to inform you of a recent update we have made to our systems.
To avoid service interruption we require that you confirm your account as soon as possible. Please click here and take a moment to confirm your account.

Please follow the following steps:

1.) Click here to confirm your account.
2.) Your account will be updated in our system and you may continue using PayPal services without any interruptions.

Please note: If you fail to update your account, it will be ‘flagged‘ with restricted status.

Thank you,
The Paypal Staff

Do not reply to this e-mail. For assistance, contact the customer service team.


The problem? The address that received the spam is not the address I use with PayPal. I logged into my account and there were no notices of any sort. Also, check out the @ussr.to in the url.

I forwarded my spam to PayPal. Don’t fall for this one.

3 Responses to Beware: Insidious Paypal Spam

  1. Jenn says:

    I think I got one of these about six months ago… I wonder how many people fell for it?

  2. Tracee says:

    My roomate works for PayPal, he says this is bs. Good catch Kitty.

  3. amancay says:

    I love my mailwasher!