If you received this email recently, it is a scam and you should delete this email instantly.
Do not ever open up emails like this. These emails are designed to stir up your emotional senses and get you to click on the links that will infect your computer and steal your highly guarded account information, as well as your money in those accounts.
Below is the actual email verbiage that I received.
The Actual Email I received
Subject Line: Your Account Has Been Limited PayPal Case ID PP-658-119-347
Identity Issue PP-658-119-347
Please complete the attached form to verify your Profile information and restore your account access. “Secure Transaction” link.
Personal Information Profile
Make sure you enter the information accurately, and according to the formats required.
Fill in all the required fields.
Dear customer ,
As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the online community, we regularly screen account activity. Our review of your account has identified an issue regarding its safe use. We have placed a restriction on your account as a precaution.
To lift the restriction we will require some further information from you.
If, once we review your further information and we’re confident that the use of your account does not present a safety risk to our service and customers, we’ll be happy to reinstate your account.
We have sent you an attachment which contains all the necessary steps in order to restore your account access. Download and open it in your browser. After we have gathered the necessary information, you will regain full access to your account.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
PayPal Review Department
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Be sure to let your friends and family know about these scams to fight the sick people who send scam emails. This scam is a billion dollar business for the sick people who send these, and one of your family members can get ripped off to the tune of thousands of dollars if you don’t help them become aware of these.
Please help me reach out to help others by letting them know about these scams. Post this link on your Facebook page, because this email was probably sent to millions of people.