I got this phishing spam today, February 12 2008, warning me of unusual activity in my PayPal account which will happen in 3 days! Seems the spammers fake “Account Review Team” have psychic abilities, have mastered time travel or can’t read a calendar!
Dear PayPal Valued Costumer,
PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its community of buyers and sellers. To protect the security of your account, PayPal employs some of the most advanced security systems in the world and our anti-fraud teams regularly screen the PayPal system for unusual activity.
We are contacting you to remind you that on February 15, 2008 our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with PayPal's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.
I suppose had I followed their instructions and sent the details the fraud might have happened on the 15th as they predicted. Are you still Psychic if you create the future you predict?
Happily MailWasher dealt with the message, and revealed the true destination of the supposed PayPal links, before it even left my mail server;