I just received the following email..... Reads like a classic con to me.
Mods.... If you can think of a better place to post this... Please move.
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.
I haven't even opened the attachment !!!
I get these all the time - but never to my paypal e-mail address. Get the Internet headers & send to firstname.lastname@example.org
I just received an email from the spoof@paypal saying that the attachment ( which I hadn't bothered to open ) contained a virus so it seems they weren't really after my details, just another way ( unsuccessful this time ) of getting you to open strange attachments.
PayPal has said that every message they send you will contain your name, not "PayPal account holder" or whatever.
Yeah, you should NEVER click a link in any of these messages, even if the URL looks legit.
This is definately a virus attachment. One of my clients was a victim.