I have a Paypal account which makes it easy to send and receive money. Some of my tutorials, for example, ask for a small fee. It’s not surprising then that Paypal would email me from time to time.
I also have two SPAM filters and this message didn’t make it through (all two copies of it):
This email was sent by the PayPal server to re-verify your e-mail address
and to update your profile information on PayPal. You must complete
this process by clicking on the link below and entering the information
from your profile. This is done for your protection — becaurse some of our
members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it.
To update your profile information and access your account,
click on the link below. If nothing happens when you click on the
link (or if you use AOL), copy and paste the link into the address bar of
your web browser.
The link will take you to our Verify Your Identity page. Fill in the appropriate fields to update your profile information and Security
Questions, and click Submit. You will then be able to access your account.
Although the URL includes the secure “s” it also includes WoRlDiSpNeTwOrK.CoM which looks like hacker-speak to me. And anyway, something about the email just didn’t ring true. Maybe it was the two copies. Maybe it was the long URL. We’ll see what the Paypal Helpdesk have to say.