You have receieved a new secured and private message from our online security team - PayPal Phishing Email Scam
Sep 26, 2013
The email message: "You have receieved a new secured and private message from our online security team", is a phishing scam. This scam was designed by scammers to steal your PayPal and personal information.
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PayPal Phishing Email Scam
Attachment: TransferCancelForm.html (19 KB); ATT00001.txt
You have receieved a new secured and private message from our online security team. We will like to inform you about the payment’s you have made in the last 12 hours.
Payment Status: Pending
Amount: 253,34 USD
To: Marjory Willson
The payment will be available for pick up in the next 12 hours.
If you did not applied for this transaction please cancel the transfer by following the secured steps below:
We have attached to this e-mail the TransferCancelForm.
Download and complete the secured form that has been attached to this e-mail in order to cancel this transaction.
Thank you for using our online services.
The grammar and spelling in the email message are poor, which is the first thing we use to determine if an email message is legitimate or not.
Although, this email message appeared as if it came from PayPal, it was not. Please note that PayPal will address you by your name in every email message. They will not address you as "Dear Account Holder", "Dear User", or "Dear Customer".
If you were tricked into sending your PayPal information by this scam, please change your PayPal password immediately.
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