Yesterday I recieved this email:
Dear Member,As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the PayPal system. We recently contacted you after noticing an issue on your account. We requested information from you for the following reason:We have observed activity in this account that is unusual or potentially high risk.We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety. Click here to resolve the problem.In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement, your account access will remain limited until the issue has been resolved. Unfortunately, if access to your account remains limited for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or eventual account closure. We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience.Email ID PP629 YNJDIGOYIRVUUXGVPTPOZVCRFVMLMYGCVPIRFZ
I did clicked the link, but the site was suspicious, as nohing else I should be able to clicked worked except the window to put my password in... Working in a customer center I've seen a couple of fraud cases, so I contacted paypal.
Their answer came fast:
Thank you for contacting PayPal.Mrs. Vég, upon reading your email I can confirm you that the email was not from us as your PayPal account is in good standing and we did not place anylimitations on it. Please forward it to email@example.com and then delete the email from your mailbox. Never click any links or attachments in a suspicious email. If you've entered any of your details or replied to the email with personalor financial details, please log in to your PayPal account and change your password and security questions as soon as you can. You may also wish to contact your bank or credit card issuer to report the information as stolen. I'd also suggest that you take a look at the latest transactions inyour PayPal account. Here's what you need to do to see your transactions:1. Log into your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/. 2. Click on 'All activity' in the Overview page. 3. Select the dates and click 'Search' to view. 4. Click 'Details' to view specific information concerning this transaction. If there's a transaction which seems to be wrong (for example if there is one that you do not recognise) or you cannot log in to your PayPal account,you should tell us as soon as possible. You can click the 'Security Centre'link at the bottom of any PayPal webpage and select Select an unauthorised transaction claim' in the 'Report a Problem' column. Please fill in the form to file a claim for unauthorised use of a PayPal account.Please let me know if you need further assistance.Sincerely,
Whew. It seems I am not a suspicious idiot after all. Nor am I a fool (as P likes to think).
I guess I did saved myself some trouble.