Look out for an email that looks like this! This does not come from PayPal! It contains no Paypal Logos and does not link to a secure paypal site. Also, any genuine correspondence from paypal will adress you by your registered name, not "Dear User" or anything like that. The added tip off for me was that my actual paypal account is registered to a different e-mail addres to the one that this was sent to. Don't forget, when using credit cards or banking details on the internet, look out for the security features. Does the address at the top start with https and is the padlock icon showing on your browser? Never enter your details if you're not sure about the security. Better yet, if you bank online, try to use Webcard software. I now use a little application that generates a unique card number for each transaction and allows you to specify the payment limit. This means that a supplier will never know your true credit card number and can only take the amount that you have pre=authorised. If anyone does receive a suspicious paypal email, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org You can never be too careful!