Scam Alert: Limitations have been placed on your account

Started by MyInfoStride, Nov 06, 2013, 10:04 AM


If you are using PayPal, please beware of scammer telling you that your account has been limited using similar message PayPal usually sent out when an account is limited. Typical of such message is quoted below:

QuoteDear PayPal Member,

As part of our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for the
online community, we regularly screen account activity. While reviewing
your PayPal accounts, we observed activity that we would like to
further verify.  For this reason, limitations have been placed on your
account until your will review your registered intormation.

In order to resolve the account limitations, complete our online form

After we have gathered the necessary information, your account will be
reviewed for reinstatement and you will be notified by e-mail of our

We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and apologize for any

Account Review Department

When I received the message, I checked the hyperlinked source email and found that the email did not originate from PayPal. It indeed originated from

Please beware!