This particular SCAM is called Fishing (but i think it is properly spelled fisching?)
It is called that for the obvious reason. If you click on the "conveniently provided" link you will be directed to one that looks very official where they will attempt to gather info on you that can and will be used for nefarious purposes.
I verified this with Paypal when I got one. Also these scam attempts are used against Ebay, credit cards, etc.
Ken Sanford Kensington, MD
> In a message dated 5/19/2004 3:10:04 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> Anyone else get this? Is it legit, or another scam to obtain eBay account
> its a scam. best to report it to ebay. my daughter got almost the same
> message and she does even have an ebay account!!!
> Dave Anderson
> Cut Bank MT