Here’s an easy way to tell an email message is a phishing attempt: If the message refers to a technology that doesn’t exist yet, it’s a scam of some sort. I just recevied this attempt to phish my PayPal account info:
Your account will be suspended ! We are contacting you to remind you that on 8 April 2005 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.
Since today is April 4th, and the “unusual activity” will take place this Friday, I’m pretty sure this is a scam. Other hints include the message headers showing “Received: from paypal255.com (615270.ds.nac.net [220.127.116.11])”. Paypal email always comes from paypal.com. And SpamAssassin and demime helped protect me as well.