Today morning I have received a highly unusual email from Paypal on my personal email. Here it is,
QQ1093162610，TEL: +86-13416426122非常高兴能为您提供服务， 希望以下信息对您的业务有所帮助：
Hello,this is Abby,I am the business consutant of paypal.If you have any questions about Paypal,please free free to contact me.
PayPal产品优势 THE ADVANTAGE OF PAYPAL
More than 2 billion users.Supported for 190 countries or regions.24 Currencies can be accepted
Paypal is good for develop the new market because of its highly popularity.
It is very convenient for using.Money can be transferred via email address.
PayPal适用对象 WHO IS USING PAYPAL?
B2C or C2C Web
Web games,online games,bitcoin.
我们的服务内容（全部免费） WHO WE ARE?
We are the professional business consultant of paypal,we would help you to know more about paypal.We will guide our new users how to use paypal correctly.In addition,we will help you apply for the SPECIAL TRADING RATE then your business cost will be reduced.Many related news can be sent if you subscribe us.Website creation and hosting can be offered by our business partner,They are very professional for this field.
PayPal使用小贴士 THE TIPS OF USING PAYPAL.
How to use paypal correctly?Check with me for the further cooperation.
Direct +86-20-85168188 ext 8036
R2107, Team Tower, 208 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, 510620
This looks fishy, The email address I received this was used to signup for my first paypal account like 4 years ago. It was limited more than 2 years ago and I didnt bothered to restore it again. And it was surely registered for English language and my Sri Lankan home address. So even if this is legitimate email, I’m wondering why it has to be in Chinese. And there are so many things there which isn’t just right, just look at it.
The original message log
Delivered-To: XXXXXX@gmail.com Received: by 10.223.179.5 with SMTP id bo5csp51289fab; Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:48:01 -0700 (PDT) X-Received: by 10.66.138.72 with SMTP id qo8mr9877682pab.172.1366595280570; Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:48:00 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from den-mipot-002.corp.ebay.com (den-mipot-002.corp.ebay.com. [22.214.171.124]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id iw4si21140775pac.153.2013.04.21.18.47.26 (version=TLSv1 cipher=RC4-SHA bits=128/128); Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:48:00 -0700 (PDT) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of email@example.com designates 126.96.36.199 as permitted sender) client-ip=188.8.131.52; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of firstname.lastname@example.org designates 184.108.40.206 as permitted sender) email@example.com; dkim=pass firstname.lastname@example.org; dmarc=pass (p=REJECT dis=none) d=paypal.com DomainKey-Signature: s=paypalcorp; d=paypal.com; c=nofws; q=dns; h=X-EBay-Corp:X-IronPort-AV:Received:Received:Received: From:Subject:Thread-Topic:Thread-Index:Date:Message-ID: Accept-Language:Content-Language:X-MS-Has-Attach: X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:x-originating-ip:Content-Type: MIME-Version:To:Return-Path:X-CFilter; b=OsXKuq1UrKUswH2LVipb4QVzH54hOa2B6qprdvDmdcnlh7pldZcIV/TV Jo8JVt+iLXVp7h6Y3H0M+zN4tN1BsXdaRGkO00PcKnBSqopjT/75D7f2A 5AesO/+pLuakvaCihuMlWywk7a21KwVRWoLlYnT3iWoRy+tv5TAGgd7Wu 0=; DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=paypal.com; email@example.com; q=dns/txt; s=paypalcorp; t=1366595280; x=1398131280; h=from:subject:date:message-id:mime-version:to; bh=ZhaOp2rdclpwYKAYH4GUM5n+xI62gPGggq2+4ANTb2c=; b=CwMIJV4t9YPqjxRIUWYhGyIY73xWBFZhy+oBXepSUUkwCCiGeo9fp/Jo xHp2vqm4U8Lv9F/a3p9vZOpk0PUDVX1/WzwhEhAQ/7A618aZZQR0H5cL6 wNmK9hQEgb8QLfWTKkV9fNJIHWvxeKDkQVOvdZwDB7eTF7SfWxsLlJDtW E=; X-EBay-Corp: Yes
Indeed it looks like a legitimate email. But whole thing is just paranoid.
Many related news can be sent if you subscribe us.Website creation and hosting can be offered by our business partner,They are very professional for this field.
Maybe this Paypal email account got hacked? Who knows.
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