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Phish from the Phuture

One of my old email addresses gets a lot of phishing emails, and as both IE7 and Firefox 2.0 will have anti-phishing features I’ve been keeping them to test the filters.
Some of them are a bit amateurish, however. Take this one for example:

We are contacting you to remind you that on June 12 2006 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.

Wait a minute… today’s only June 7th 2006, and the email was received on Monday… Do they know something I don’t?
Incidentally the site had already been taken down.

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